Army, Air Force Start Rescue Operations in Earthquake-Hit Manipur

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Army, Air Force Start Rescue Operations in Earthquake-Hit Manipur

An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit northeast today, killing at least 5 people and injuring nearly 40.

Kolkata:  The Army and Air Force have started working on relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Manipur.

A defence official said an AN32 plane of Air Force was going to Imphal from Guwahati to take 75 NDRF personnel for relief and rescue operations.

A C17 Globemaster and IL76 plane had been kept on standby at the Hindon airbase to respond to any further relief operations as and when needed.

Army units in Manipur have already started providing all necessary medical assistance to the injured, officials said.

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