Doctors at a hospital in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir delivered a baby amid the earthquake that shook North India late Tuesday night. The baby was born through a lower-segment Cesarean section.
“Emergency LSCS (lower-segment cesarean section) was going on at SDH (Sub District Hospital) Bijbehara, Anantnag, during which strong tremors of earthquake were felt,”; a tweet from the chief medical officer of the district read.
“Kudos to staff of SDH Bijbehara who conducted the LSCS smoothly and thank god everything is alright,” added the post.
A video shared with the tweet showed how the medical staff kept their nerve and carried out their job as the room and everything around them shook, and even the lights went out. They could be heard chanting prayers.
Emergency LSCS was going-on at SDH Bijbehara Anantnag during which strong tremors of Earthquake were felt.
Kudos to staff of SDH Bijbehara who conducted the LSCS smoothly & Thank God,everything is Alright.@HealthMedicalE1 @iasbhupinder @DCAnantnag @basharatias_dr @DHSKashmir pic.twitter.com/Pdtt8IHRnh
— CMO Anantnag Official (@cmo_anantnag) March 21, 2023
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Epicenter Fayzabad In Northern Afghanistan
A massive earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale was reported on Tuesday night as it struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan. Not only Kashmir, but the entire North India felt strong tremors, with residents coming out of their houses for safety. According to the international seismological centre, other countries that got affected include Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
The National Centre for Seismology in India said the earthquake hit at 10.17.27 pm local time and the epicentre was “133km south by south east of Fayzabad in northern Afghanistan”, as reported by news agency IANS.
There were no reports of any loss of life or property at the time of writing this report.