Eight Killed, Over 90 Injured as Earthquake Hits North-east India

At least eight people were killed, and over 90 injured as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Northeast on Moday.

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At least eight people were killed and over 90 injured as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake, epicentred in Manipur, hit the northeastern region and jolted eastern India on Monday, damaging buildings and triggering panic.

While seven people, including an eleven-year-old girl, were killed in Manipur’s Imphal West district, one man died in Bihar’s Kishanganj district.

Manipur bore the brunt of the tremor which struck at 4.35 am, where seven people, including the eleven-year-old girl, were killed and at least 50 injured.

The quake struck at 4.35 am with the epicentre at a depth of 17km in Tamenglong district where many buildings collapsed or developed cracks. But no casaulties were reported from Tamenglong.

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