Several injured in India earthquake

Several injured in India earthquake

Several injured in India earthquake

Written by Tharushan Fernando

04 Jan, 2016 | 1:12 pm

An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit northeast India, near its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, killing at least one person.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at 04:35 local time about 29km northwest of Imphal, the capital of Manipur state.

Strong tremors have been felt across the region. The earthquake was originally reported to have measured 6.8 magnitude.The tremor cracked walls and a newly built six-story building in Imphal collapsed, police said. Other buildings were also reported to have been damaged.

Imphal police said that at least one person has been killed and dozens more injured.

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