Guwahati: The Taj Vivanta hotel, one of Guwahati's premier hotels said Wednesday that all its guests are safe and the property suffered "minimal superficial damage due to the 6.4 magnitude that hit Guwahati and other parts of Assam in the morning hours.
"Guwahati felt serious tremors of a 6.71 magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in Tezpur. Whilst our hotel sustained minimal and superficial damage, all our guests and employees are safe. The safety of our guests and employees remains of paramount importance to us. We continue to monitor the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Assam in these challenging and unfortunate times," the hotel management said in a statement issued here. Read more
Some visuals had emerged earlier in the day showing damages to the Taj Vivanta property and rooms getting flooded because of the massive jolt.
The 6.4 magnitude quake had its epicentre in Sonitpur, about 80 km from Guwahati. It occurred at 8.51 AM, Wednesday (April 28).
The quake had left a trail of destruction including cracked walls in houses and apartments across Assam. Many roads and portions of national highways too have developed gaping cracks. Read more
At least two deaths were reported from different parts of the state. One person died as he suffered a cardiac arrest due to the strong tremors, another person jumped off his 3-storey house out of fear.
Reports of roof collapse had come in from villages of Assam. A girl child was trapped in one such incident but was rescued. Read more
Assam felt as many as 10 aftershock or mild tremors till 5.39 PM Wednesday evening, the National Centre for Seismology data showed.