The Prime Minister, who is keeping a close watch on the situation, spoke to chief ministers of Bihar, Sikkim, UP and Madhya Pradesh.
    
"We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home & in Nepal," Modi tweeted immediately after the quake whose epicentre was in Nepal and measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.
    

The Prime Minister has convened a high-level meeting with Ministers & top officials at 3 PM in the wake of the situation arising due to the earthquake.

 A strong quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal and several parts of India, including the national capital, leaving a trail of devastation in the Himalayan nation.

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Modi has taken report of the situation in districts of UP and Bihar that are bordering Nepal. He has also spoken to the Sitamarhi MP, the PMO tweeted.


    
"PM @narendramodi has spoken to Bihar CM Shri @NitishKumarJDU ji in connection with the Earthquake. In the wake of the Earthquake, PM has spoken to Sikkim CM Shri Pawan Chamling," PMO tweeted.
    
"Due to the situation, the PM also spoke to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan," it said in another tweet.

 

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