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Heavy rainfall leaves 800 tourists stranded on Andamans; Navy rescue on roll

After a heavy rainfall on Wednesday early morning, 800 tourists stand blocked in Havelock islands in Andamans.

Image Credit: Indian Navy (Twitter)

Image Credit: Indian Navy (Twitter)

After a heavy rainfall on Wednesday early morning, 800 tourists stand blocked in Havelock islands in Andamans. Four navy ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 38 have been deployed for evacuation.

The administration at the island had informed the Navy as situation started to get menacing. The Indian Navy stepped in to the evacuation process and departed the ships for the rescue op at 3:15 am. But the operation was delayed due to very rough weather.

The heavy rains are the aftereffect of a depression in the Bay of Bengal, 260 km west-northwest of Car Nicobar and 310 km south­-southwest of Port Blair.

Image Credit: SkyMet

Image Credit: SkyMet

According to Skymet, a weather forecasting service, “the system may intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hours. Conditions are favourable of the system’s further development into a cyclone named Vardah.”


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