Centre to provide full support for Manipur

Centre to provide full support for Manipur

Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that he has thoroughly monitored the situation and that the Centre would provide complete support to the affected areas in Manipur, following the massive earthquake this morning.

"The Prime Minister called me at 6 am today and told me to assess the situation in all the states. I am trying to contact all the Chief Ministers and so far I have spoke to the Assam CM. I am having trouble contacting Manipur's CM but I have spoken to their Chief Secretary and he told that the situation is not too serious right now," Rajnath told news

"I am trying to contact people and am monitoring the situation. The Central Government will provide complete support and aid to all the affected areas," added the Home Minister.

Nine people have been killed so far after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck near the India-Myanmar border around 4:30 am today with the epicentre in Tamenglong district of Manipur.

Tremors were felt in the Northeastern states and West Bengal and according to the US Geological Survey, the quake was 57 kilometres deep.

Meanwhile, a team from the National Disaster Response Force has been instructed to move from Guwahati to the areas affected by the earthquake, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

Two NDRF teams from Guwahati comprising of 90 members have been hastened to Imphal to provide assistance.

(Agencies)

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