Manipur bore the brunt of the temblor which struck at 4.35 am, jolting the people out of their sleep. Many buildings collapsed or developed cracks in Tamenglong, where the earthquake was epicentred at a depth of 17 km. All six deaths were in the state while 70  people were injured.

Army and Air Force have joined the relief operations and two teams of National Disaster Response Force have been rushed to Imphal while one was being sent to Assam where at least 20 people were injured.

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Of the six deaths in Manipur, three were killed in Imphal West district, one at Jiribam in Imphal East district and two in Senapati districts, officials said. "Damage to a few buildings, residential units and Government offices have been reported, including damage to a six storey building in Imphal," according to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Power supply to Imphal city has been disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage, an official statement said after Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha held a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) this morning.
Several building in Imphal, including the market complex, and roads developed cracks while walls of some school buildings have collapsed, officials said.

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