PM offers help to quake-hit Sikkim

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 20:57

New Delhi: With a major earthquake rocking mountainous state of Sikkim, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday spoke to its chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and
offered help in all possible ways, including availability of defence forces.

The Prime Minister directed Cabinet Secretary to call an emergency meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority, PMO sources said.

The Prime Minister spoke to the Chief Minister soon after an earthquake of 6.8 intensity hit the state, causing extensive damage in the state.
During the conversation with the CM, the Prime Minister offered all possible help, including making available defence forces for rescue and relief operations.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 20:57

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