New Delhi, Dec 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief over loss of lives due to a powerful earthquake off Indonesia's northern Aceh province.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Aceh over the calamity today. India stands ready to render any assistance required.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2016
The magnitude 6.5 quake struck just off the north-east coast of Sumatra island, where dozens of buildings have collapsed and many people are feared trapped under rubble.
The quake's epicentre was 19 kilometres southeast of the town of Sigli in Aceh province.
According to reports, 97 people have been killed.