Manipur quake: PM personally overseeing rescue ops, says Jitendra Singh

New Delhi : Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally overseeing the relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Manipur and other parts of northeast.

“The government is concerned about the earthquake in Manipur. We want to reassure the affected states that the Prime Minister is personally following up the rescue operations. The NDRF teams have been pressed into operations, two teams have already left this morning,” Singh told mediapersons here.

The Minister of State in PMO, who would be visiting Imphal to take stock of the situation, said there have been seven casualties as of now.

“The number of injured is more, there are around 80 to 90 people in hospitals in Imphal alone,” he added.

At least seven persons were killed and over 100 others injured after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the India-Myanmar border at around 4: 30 a.m., causing damage to many buildings and spreading panic among the people. (ANI)