Published On: Mon, Jan 4th, 2016

Eight dead as strong quake hits northeast India

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At least eight people were killed and scores injured Monday when a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India, sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets even hundreds of kilometres away in Bangladesh. Five were killed in India, the government said, while three people died in Bangladesh after suffering strokes or heart attacks following the early-morning quake. Anurag Gupta of India’s National Disaster Management Authority said buildings had been damaged in Imphal, capital of Manipur state where the quake was centred.

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