BREAKING! Quake strikes South Asia; toll reaches nine dead, nearly 200 injured

BREAKING! Quake strikes South Asia; toll reaches nine dead, nearly 200 injured


A strong earthquake struck South Asia before dawn on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring nearly 200, with efforts to save those trapped in rubble hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links.

While many residents were asleep the quake hit, and stairs and roofs of some buildings fell in the town of about 270,000 individuals.

“Subsequently we ran outside.”

Hospitals and authorities in Imphal said the price had reached six dead, 33 of them, with 100 people injured . “It was the largest quake we have felt in Imphal,” disaster response worker Kanarjit Kangujam told Reuters by phone.

Rescue workers fought to discover workers considered to have already been buried beneath the debris of a building that had been construction. They were uncertain how many might be trapped.

Residents of Imphal said electricity and telecoms links were down in the distant area and people fled their houses.

A chance appeared in the terminal building, as well as in the airport, flights were standard, although a border wall fell, said.

Some folks criticised what they called the authorities’ slow response, saying that even though the military had started to clear debris, it seemed to be short of heavy gear.

“The government hasn’t given us any advice.”

Government officials directing the rescue attempt cannot be reached for comment.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted he was in touch. In neighbouring Assam state saving teams from Guwahati, were scrambling to reach Imphal.

Media in Bangladesh reported three people died of heart attacks with authorities were injured.

An official at the meteorological section in Naypyitaw in Myanmar, the capital, said there were no reports of casualties or damage to the Myanmar side of the edge.