The Assam earthquake

Itanagar: The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked the northeast region early morning on Wednesday left a trail of destruction in the Tawang and West Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh. 

According to the preliminary report of the state’s disaster management department, around 22 houses have been damaged by the earthquake in the Tawang district.

“Around 7 houses were fully damaged by the quake while 15 houses suffered partial damage. There are also reports of 2 persons being injured after their houses collapsed and more details on the same are being awaited,” the department said in a press release.

In West Kameng, the road between Membachur and Gorbow villages was blocked due to a landslide caused by the earthquake while several buildings including the office of the additional deputy commissioner in Balukpong suffered minor damages.

A major water pipeline that runs through the district was also damaged by the quake. 

There were also reports of landslides in the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) road.

A few buildings in the state capital Itanagar also developed cracks.

The emergency control rooms have been activated in all the districts of the state while the state’s disaster management department is also in constant contact with the Central Water Commission, Itanagar and India Meteorological Department, Guwahati for the daily weather forecast and other warnings, the statement added.

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