Manipur earthquake: Eight killed, 88 injured

New Delhi, Jan. 5 (ANI): Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee here today to take stock of ongoing relief operations in Manipur in which the Chief Secretary of Manipur participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

As per the reports received from the State Government of Manipur, 8 people lost their lives and 88 were injured due to earthquake.

One of the two NDRF teams that arrived in Imphal yesterday has been deployed in Noney (42km from Imphal) and Nungba (120km from Imphal) in Tamenglong district.

Another team of NDRF is on standby at Silchar. Power supply has been restored in the affected areas except in some parts of Senapati and Tamenglong districts. A three-member team from Power Grid is in Manipur to assist the restoration of power supply.

A Central medical team comprising orthopedics, surgeons, anesthesiologist and other technicians has also been deputed to Manipur to assist with the treatment of injured people.

In order to assess the safety of partially damaged public buildings and in order to advise the state government on issues related to repair and retrofitting of these buildings, etc. NDMA is deploying a team of experts.

The telecom services are fully operational. A senior official from BSNL has reached Imphal to take stock of partial damage to the BSNL building and to advise on steps that need to be taken to ensure safety and continuity of the telecom services.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is coordinating with the NDMA, State Government and related Central government departments and agencies for providing all necessary help.

NDMA Toll free disaster Helpline No 011-1078 can be contacted 24 x 7 for any help. (ANI)

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