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Andaman: All 2168 tourists rescued from Neil and Havelock Islands

News Agencies | First published: 10 December 2016, 16:58 IST
Andaman: All 2168 tourists rescued from Neil and Havelock Islands
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The National Disaster Management Authority today announced evacuation of total 2168 tourists who were stranded in Neil and Havelock Islands.

National Disaster Management Authority informed that the evacuation process has officially been completed with all the tourists being evacuated safely to Port Blair.

As per initial reports, 2376 tourists were said to have been evacuated.

Among the tourists were 12 foreigners including two German, Four Spanish, and one Israeli.

The Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Union Territory administration brought back all the tourists to Port Blair in a joint evacuation drive.

Lt. Governor of the Islands Jagdish Mukhi said there was no loss of life and property and that no untoward incident took place.

The evacuation process was initiated after the Andaman and Nicobar administration sought the Indian Navy's help foreseeing flood-like situation in the region. However, the operations started on Friday evening, when the weather condition improved.

--ANI

First published: 10 December 2016, 16:58 IST
 
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