New Delhi: An earthquake has struck in India’s biggest forest, killing at least seven people and injuring at least 50.
The temblor occurred at the site of the Indian Forest Ridge, a sprawling forest which has a population of more than 8 million.
In a statement, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the quake hit in the city of Varanasi and was felt across the country.
At least seven others have been injured, including a woman who was killed, officials said.
There are about 2,500 people living in the forest, and more than 40,000 are believed to be in the area, the IMD said.
“There are no immediate reports of casualties among the residents, but some families in the vicinity of the forest have been evacuated,” it said.
More to follow.