Manipur quake: Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers to extend support

, 1:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged his party workers and NSUI volunteers in Imphal to extend all possible help to the people affected by the earthquake this morning.

“I urge Congress workers, @IYC and @nsui volunteers to extend all possible help to people in this time of need. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manipur and other north eastern states affected by the earthquake this morning,” Gandhi tweeted.

At least six persons were killed and over 100 others injured as a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the India-Myanmar border at around 4: 30 a.m., causing damage to many buildings and spreading panic among the people.

Manipur bore the brunt of the temblor which had its epicentre at Tamenglong.

The Army and Air Force have started working on relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Manipur.(ANI)