Quake claims 67 lives in India
The death toll in India has climbed to 67 with Bihar reporting the highest casualties. The quake and aftershocks, which were experienced in some parts of North and East India, have also left 288 others injured.
Bihar accounted for 52 deaths while 173 were injured.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had yesterday directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing for which all the ministers and secretaries will camp in the districts under their charge.
In Uttar Pradesh, 12 people died and 70 others were injured, while two persons lost their lives and 35 others injured in West Bengal. One person was killed and seven others were injured in Rajasthan.
Five teams of NDRF have been deployed in Bihar and one in UP for rescue and relief operations of affected people. So far, 180 people have been evacuated to safer places by the NDRF in Darbhanga in Bihar.
Centre announces compensation of 6 lakh rupees
The Centre has announced a compensation of 6 lakh rupees to the families of those who lost their lives in the quake across parts of India.
The Bihar Government had announced a compensation of four lakh rupees each to the families of those who were killed in the state.
Uttar Pradesh Government had announced cash compensation of 7 lakh rupees to the families of the deceased, fifty thousand rupees for those who suffered serious injuries and thirty thousand rupees to those with minor injuries.