70-year-old woman dies of shock in India after tremblor


NEW DELHI, India, AP

A 70-year-old woman died of shock while watching over television the misery and damage caused by India’s devastating earthquake, Press Trust of India news agency said Sunday.

For 70-year-old Satya Gupa, the sight of a woman buried under the debris of a toppled building proved to be unbearable, PTI quoted her brother Madan Lal Gupta as saying in Gharkhal, a village in northern Himachal Pradesh state.

Friday’s earthquake has left at least 6,100 people dead in the western state of Gujarat. The death toll was expected to climb by several thousand more.

Bhuj, a town in Gujarat state, was near the epicenter of Friday’s 7.9 magnitude quake and suffered the most casualties and damage.