PM Modi monitoring developments in Tajikistan following quake

New Delhi: India is in touch with authorities in Tajikistan following a 6.8 Richter quake there, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken stock of the situation and is monitoring developments.

According to sources, PM Modi is monitoring developments relating to the impact of the earthquake in Tajikistan.

“We are in touch with Tajik authorities and relevant government of India bodies are closely coordinating any required assistance,” said sources today.

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude hit eastern Tajikistan on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck around 5.37 am local time at a depth of about 20.5 km.

The epicentre was Gorno-Badakhshan, a semi-autonomous eastern region that borders Afghanistan and China, according to reports.

India’s outreach to the Central Asian nation comes days after it joined rescue and relief efforts in Turkiye and Syria where a massive 7.8 Richter quake on February 6 caused massive destruction and loss of lives.


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