The Kashmir valley was rocked by a sharp tremor at around midnight on Friday night, and felt two others, one at about 2 p.m. and another in the evening on Saturday. A student died of a heart attack after the nocturnal tremblor, while people came out of doors in panic in many areas. The evening’s earthquake was the fifth experienced by the valley in the past 10 days, and details of any damage it might have caused are awaited. For the second day in succession, Saturday saw the high temperature mark above 18 degrees Celsius, nearly nine degrees above normal, just a week after residents had been in the middle of a cold wave with heavy snowfall.
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