HC Deb 24 June 1897 vol 50 cc509-10
MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he has received any later information in reference to the loss of life and destruction of property by the recent earthquake in Assam and Sylhet, and whether he can give any information as to the position of the missionaries of the Welsh Presbyterian Mission stationed in the Khasia and Jaintia Hills and in Sylhet?


We have no later information beyond what has been published in the public journals. The later telegrams give a largely reduced estimate of the probable loss of life. Nothing is known as to the position of missionaries in the Khasia and Jaintia Hills and Sylhet, but so soon as I can obtain any authentic information I will gladly communicate it to the hon. Gentleman.