Manipur Quake: Death Toll Reaches 9 in India, 3 in Bangladesh
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Manipur. Nine deaths have been confirmed and many injured. Rescue has begun in Imphal
- Three people have dead and 40 others injured in Bangladesh, reports PTI
- Nine people have reportedly been killed in India and nearly 200 people injured, says Reuters.
- The 6.7 magnitude quake struck 29 kilometres (18 miles) west of Imphal, the capital of Manipur.
- Tremors were also felt in Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar.
- Efforts to rescue those trapped in rubble hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links.
- Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju and Jitendra Singh inspect destruction and meet Manipur CM.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits earthquake victims.
Home Minister Visits Earthquake Victims
Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits Guwahati Medical College(GMC) to meet the earthquake affected victims in city.
Ministers Meet to Discuss the Way Forward
Union Minister Jitendra SIngh met earthquake victims at a hospital in Imphal. ANI reports that during his visit, Jitendra Singh said that the central assistance is very liberal with the Prime Minister taking cognisance of the situation. Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India, Kiren Rijiju, conducted an aerial survey of the areas affected by the earthquake in Imphal.
Later today, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju and MoS PMO Jitendra SIngh met Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to discuss the matter.
ANI reports that the Manipur government has decided that all private and government schools will remain closed for one week.
Meghalaya Reviews Quake-Preparedness
The Meghalaya government reviewed the state’s preparedness after a 6.7 magnitude tremor shook the region at dawn.
Chief Secretary P B O Warjri
Preliminary inspection of all important installations including dams, power plants, etc by the concerned officials have indicated that there is no structural damage reported from any part of the state of such installations.
He said a detailed report is awaited from installations in remote areas of the state. Indicating that there was no report of any casualty on account of the earthquake, Warjri said a review meeting between line departments was held early today wherein impact reports were sought.
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