Fifty-eight houses have been damaged by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that jolted the Sudurpaschim region on Tuesday. The epicentre of the earthquake is in Bichchhya of Himali rural municipality in Bajura district.
According to the District Police Office, some of the houses have suffered partial damage while others have been completely damaged. There has been loss of life and property in various places of the district due to the tremor that occurred at 2.43 pm on Tuesday.
A woman was killed at Jureli of Gaumul rural municipality-2. Thirty-two years old Jamuna Rokaya was hit on the head by a falling stone and died instantaneously, the District Police Office said.
The quake caused the death of a flock of sheep. They were 50 in numbers and got trapped in a rock rupture following the quake and died.