Disaster Response Teams Rushed To Northeast After Earthquake: Home Minister

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Disaster Response Teams Rushed To Northeast After Earthquake: Home Minister

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Chief Ministers of the North-East region and took stock of the situation in each state.

Guwahati:  National Disaster Response Force teams have been rushed to earthquake hit areas of North-East early today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said as he took stock of the situation.

The Home Ministry is actively monitoring the situation after the earthquake in the Northeastern region. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, including from Guwahati, have rushed to the affected areas, Mr Singh said.
The minister was in Guwahati last night as part of his two-day trip to Assam and experienced the quake. The Home Minister briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone about the situation and the steps taken for rescue and relief.
 
PM Modi said in a tweet that he has asked Mr Singh to oversee the situation arising out of the quake. The Home Minister also spoke to Chief Ministers of the region and took stock of the situation in each state.
 A Home Ministry spokesperson said that the National Crisis Management Committee, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, is holding a meeting to review the situation.

The 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Northeastern region early today with its epicenter at Tamenlong in Manipur.

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