Nearly 2,000 people left homeless by strong quake that killed 8 in India's remote northeast

Authorities are offering financial help to rebuild damaged homes of nearly 2,000 people after a strong earthquake that struck India's remote northeast along the border with Myanmar early Monday.

L. M. Khaute, the Manipur state police chief, says at least eight people were killed and more than 100 injured by falling debris when the 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the state.

Residents said Tuesday they have moved temporarily to the homes of their relatives and friends while state government officials assessed damage to their homes in Imphal, the state capital, the Tamenglong district that was the quake epicenter, and two other districts.

Khaute said rescuers have not found anyone trapped in debris.