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Mild tremor rerun strikes panic

GUWAHATI: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck massive panic in Assam early in the morning on Saturday. Originated at Gauripur in Dhubri, the tremor jolted the entire state at 6.45 in the morning forcing many people in the high rise buildings in the urban areas to come down to the open space.

There is,however, no report of any casualty or loss of property.

"As I got up suddenly, I felt the tremor and asked my wife and children who were in a hurry to come down to the open space along with me," said Tanmoy Saikia, a resident of Rupnagar area in Guwahati.

Rukmini Chutia, a local resident of Jorhat town said,"I was preparing tea and suddenly the entire house started shaking. Initially, I could not fathom. My husband then told me to stop preparing tea and we went down. But it was only for a few second."

Later, it was learnt that the epicentre of the mild tremor was Gauripur in Dhubri.

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