The Madhya Pradesh government has announced a financial assitance of Rs. 5 crore for the victims of the Sikkim earthquake.

In an official statement, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced the assistance for the victims of the quake which has already claimed over a 100 lives, according to news reports.

Mr. Chauhan talked to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling over telephone and said that in this hour of tragedy, the people of Madhya Pradesh are with him.

The state government will provide all possible help needed in this hour of natural calamity, Mr. Chauhan reportedly told Mr. Chamling.