Assam earthquake
Two people have been injured in Assam's Kokrajhar district after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the state.Screenshot/

At least two people were reportedly injured in Assam's Kokrajhar district after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the north-eastern state early on Sunday morning.

"A wall collapsed in Kokrajhar district due to the tremor, injuring two people and damaging some bicycles parked nearby in the town," IANS quoted a district official as saying.

Minor damage to property was also reported in Kokrajhar.

The quake also caused damage to an ancient temple in Basugaon. A lion statue, made of stone, installed at the entrance gate of the temple, collapsed, according to Assam Times report.

The tremor was also felt in northern part of West Bengal, including Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar districts. No casualties or damage to property have been reported from Bengal as yet.

The quake hit Assam at 6:35am and its epicentre was recorded about 20km north of Assam's Basugaon town, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Guwahati stated.

The temblor was also reportedly felt in neighbouring countries, including Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Nepal is recovering from a major disaster caused by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks felt during April-May. 

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