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Earthquake rocks Mizoram, PM Modi assures support from Centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured all possible help to the state. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb prayed for the safety of its people.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2020 5:08:14 pm
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A strong earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Mizoram’s Champai district on early Monday morning, at around 4:10 am, said the National Center for Seismology (NSC). An official from Mizoram Police Control Room informed indianexpress.com later today that no damage was reported till now.

“The earthquake originated in Champhai district. There might be some minor impact at Champhai, especially at Zokhawthar village there. But we haven’t received any damage reports till now”, the official informed.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb prayed for the safety of its people. (Source: Twitter/@ZoramthangaCM)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured all possible help to the state. “Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri @ZoramthangaCM Ji on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre,” PM Modi tweeted.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb prayed for the safety of its people. “Hope the effect of earthquake in Mizoram is minimal and all are safe. @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi ji is monitoring the situation and already assured all possible support from the Centre. People of Tripura are always with Mizoram,” he tweeted.

“The earthquake originated in Champhai district. There might be some minor impact at Champhai, especially at Zokhawthar village there. But we haven’t received any damage reports till now”, the official informed. (Source: Twitter/@ZoramthangaCM)

The earthquake comes a day after a 5.1-magnitude quake-hit Manipur on Sunday, according to the Earth Science Department of Manipur University. The epicentre of the quake was located 9 km from Ngopa area of Mizoram.

(With inputs from Debraj Deb and PTI)

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