The Union Health Ministry will send a three-member team to Manipur on Tuesday, January 5, to assess the ground situation after a strong earthquake rocked the state leaving six dead and 90 others injured.

An info-graphic showing the epicentre at Tamenglong district epicentre in Manipur

A video captured during the earthquake at a live TV Show :

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is himself monitoring the situation. The Army and Air Force have started their rescue operations.

An AN32 plane of Air Force will be going to Imphal from Guwahati to take 75 NDRF personnel for relief and rescue operations, said a top defence official. A C17 Globemaster & IL76 plane has also been kept on standby at the Hindon airbase to respond to any further relief operations as and when needed.

(With inputs from PTI)

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