Manipur earthquake: Cabinet Secy chairs NCMC meet to assess situation

New Delhi, Jan. 4 (ANI): In the wake of the Manipur earthquake, Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha on Monday chaired the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting to assess the situation and to provide all necessary help from the government.

An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude occurred in District Tamernglong in Manipur today at 4.35 AM.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is coordinating with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the State Governments, Ministry of Defence, NDRF, Ministry of Telecom and other concerned Government departments and agencies for search & rescue and relief.

Relief commissioners of all the states in the North-East: Manipur, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland and the State of West Bengal are being contacted on regular basis.

So far, 5 deaths and 43 injuries have been reported from Manipur (at 09.00 AM). Damages to a few buildings, residential units and Government Offices have been reported, including damage to a six storey building in Imphal.

Two NDRF teams of 45 members each are being air lifted from Guwahati to Imphal. Communication systems are functioning, particularly BSNL.

The MHA is continuously monitoring the relief and rescue activities in coordination with the state governments. (ANI)

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