Be ready for rescue operations: Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he has directed all the concerned authorities to be on alert for rescue and relief operations after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal.

The PM twitted, “directed all concerned authorities to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required”.

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A tweet from his office said: “PM took stock of the situation following the fresh major earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India, at a high-level meeting.”

Modi took stock of the situation after an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale struck Nepal, with its epicentre at Kodari, northeast of Kathmandu.

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