An injured resident (C) is assisted upon his arrival for treatment at Siliguri Hospital following an earthquake in Siliguri on January 4, 2016. A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India near the country's borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh early on January 4, sending people fleeing into the streets with dozens injured in the panic.    AFP PHOTO / Diptendu DUTTA
An injured resident (C) is assisted upon his arrival for treatment at Siliguri Hospital following an earthquake in Siliguri on January 4, 2016. A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India near the country's borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh early on January 4, sending people fleeing into the streets with dozens injured in the panic. AFP PHOTO / Diptendu DUTTA

Dhaka: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted Bangladesh, leaving scores injured, with Myanmar-India border region as its epicenter.

The earthquake hit about 33km northwest of Imphal in northeast India, near its border with Myanmar and Bangladesh, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS estimated that as many as 98 million people in the region may have felt the earthquake

At least 16 students were injured at Dhaka University (DU) while coming out of dormitories hurriedly. The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), The Daily Star reported. Meanwhile, at least 40 people, who were injured while rushing for safer places, were admitted to DMCH.

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