A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least six people, injuring more than 100 others and causing damage to several buildings.
The death and injuries were caused by falling debris. Three people were killed in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, and another three in other parts of the state, said police officer A.K. Jalajit.
The powerful tremor left large cracks in walls and a portion of a popular market building collapsed in the state capital. The area is dotted with small houses. There are few tall buildings in the region, although a newly constructed six-story building collapsed in Imphal, the police control room said.
A bridge also was damaged on the outskirts of Imphal, police said.