A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit northeast India

Atleast nine people have been killed in an earthquake in northeast India, close to its borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude struck at about 04:35 local time (23:05 GMT Sunday) 18 miles northwest of Imphal, the capital of Manipur state.

The strong earth tremor is reported to have cracked walls while a recently completed six-storey building in Imphal collapsed. Many other buildings werte also damaged Other buildings were also reported to have been damaged. In Manipur atleast six people have been killed with more than 30 injured, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Three people have been reported dead in Bangladesh while many are being treated for injuries sustained from the earthquake. There have been no casualties reported on the Myanmar side of the border.

More updates coming soon.

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