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Massive quake of 6.4 magnitude hits Assam; buildings damaged

PM Narendra Modi assures all possible help to quake-hit Assam

Prime News, National, Natural Calamity, Guwahati/Shillong/Jalpaiguri, April 28:- A massive earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit Assam on Wednesday morning (April 28), causing widespread damage in the Northeast state, officials said.

Tremors were felt in the entire region, including neighbouring Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, they said.

The quake hit Sonitpur district at 7.51 am, they added. It was followed by two more jerks of 4.3 and 4.4 magnitudes at 7.58 am and 8.01 am, respectively.

Most parts of the region felt the impact of the massive earthquake as people ran out of their homes and other places in panic.

Many buildings in Tezpur, the district headquarters of Sonitpur, Guwahati and other places developed cracks.

The National Disaster Management Agency has been evaluating reports of destruction and casualties, if any, after the quake.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured all possible help from the Centre to Assam after the state was hit by an earthquake.

“Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal Ji regarding the earthquake in parts of the state. Assured all possible help from the Centre. I pray for the well-being of the people of Assam,” Modi tweeted. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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