Engineers from Delhi to help restore power in Imphal

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The central government will send two teams of engineers from Power Grid Corportaion to Manipur to assist in restoring the power supply after an earthquake hit northeast India early Monday, an official statement said.

The decisions were taken during a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha here on Monday. Other decisions taken by the government included sending special team of doctors from Delhi to Imphal.

“Power supply to Imphal city has been disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage. The situation emerging out of earthquake in the northeast is being reviewed,” the statement said.

“It was decided that NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) will send two teams to Imphal immediately for relief and rescue. In addition, one team be sent to Silchar, Assam,” it added.

According to official figures, six people have died and over 50 injured in the earthquake that measured 6.7 on the Richter scale and jolted Manipur and other northeastern states early Monday.

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