Six wounded as quake hits Manipur

Imphal, April 13 (IANS) At least six people were injured when an earthquake in the Myanmar-India border region shook Manipur on Wednesday evening, officials said.

The injured people were rushed to hospitals, but are said to be out of danger. Hospital sources said their condition was stable.

According to experts of earth science at Manipur university, the epicentre of the earthquake in Myanmar — that occurred at 7.25 p.m. — was located about 225 km from Imphal.

Many people were seen rushing out of their homes fearing they will crumble.

Officials told IANS that reports were being collected from other districts on the extent of damage and casualties, if any.

The head offices of the State Bank of India and BSNL in Imphal suffered some damage.

The new secretariat as well as the police station in Lamphel area were also partially damaged.

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