6.7 magnitude earthquake hits North-East India, 5 dead & over 30 injured

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A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan before dawn on Monday, killing at least five people, injuring 33 others and causing damage to several buildings.The death and injuries were caused by falling debris in and around Imphal, police said.The powerful tremor left large cracks in walls and a portion of a popular market building collapsed in the state capital.A newly constructed six-story building also collapsed in Imphal, the police control room said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to oversee situation in quake-hit Northeast, speaks to chief ministers.

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