At least FIVE people were reported dead on Monday after a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India near the country’s borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets.
According to the sources atleast 5 people had died in Imphal, the the capital city of Manipur, and the nearest the epicenter, while another was reported dead in Guwahati after a stampede following the quake.
More than 100 reported injured in the scramble to escape buildings in Imphal and other city of Manipur, after they were woken by the early morning tremor.
The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 4.35am (2305 GMT Sunday) 29km west-northwest of Imphal, capital of Manipur state, where dozens of buildings were damaged.
An official at one of the main hospitals in Imphal said more than 100 people had been admitted since the quake with head injuries and limb fractures.
a wooden and iron bridge is totally collapse in between Dimapur and Kohima city causing the halt of traffic on this route.
“People were crying and praying in the streets and in open spaces. Hundreds remained outdoors for several hours fearing aftershocks.” in IMa market area of Imhpal city.
There were similar scenes in the northeast Indian city of Guwahati, the main commercial city of the mineral-rich state of Assam, one person reported dead in Pandu area of the city in a stampede occurred after the tremors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he had spoken to local authorities in Assam about the impact of the quake.
The tremors were felt as far away states of Bengal, and Bihar also where buildings shook. “Many people were seen coming out of their homes in panic.
In 1950, dozens of villages were swallowed in a string of disasters generated by a powerful earthquake whose epicentre was in Tibet but which caused the greatest destruction to India’s Assam state.
More than 1,500 people died in the quake, which had a magnitude of 7.6, and its disastrous aftermath of landslides and floods.
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