Be ready for rescue, relief: Modi after Nepal quake

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he has directed authorities to be on alert for rescue and relief operations after another major earthquake struck Nepal.

Modi tweeted that he has "directed all concerned authorities to be on alert for carrying out rescue and relief operations, as required".

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 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Nepal, with its epicentre at Kodari, northeast of Kathmandu.

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