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Indian Naval ship Sumitra rescues 20 after cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

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New Delhi, May 31: Indian Naval Ship Sumitra that was pressed into service for rescue operations in Bangladesh’s Chittagong which is reeling under the impact of cyclone Mora.

The Naval Ship has rescued 20 persons so far, officials said on Wednesday.INS SumitraNavy chief admiral Sunil Lanba stated that they are running two HADR operations, south of Sri Lanka; had received a request from Bangladesh.

The second ship has sailed with relief material for Bangladesh. Our capacity to carry out HADR operation is going to increase with time, said Navy Chief.INS SumitraThe search and rescue operation was taking place 90 miles south of Chittagong. Cyclone Mora had earlier hit Sri Lanka, claiming at least 180 lives.

The ship was rescuing persons who were blown away by Mora from the shores and coastal homes.

“One of the rescued men had no pulse or heart beat but was revived and is currently on a ventilator on board the ship,” a Navy official said.

Indian Naval ships were prepared for the rescue and relief operations as the cyclone had approached Bangladesh on Tuesday.

 Wefornews Bureau

 

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Guatemala volcano eruption toll reaches 116

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Gautemala Volcano Eruption

Guatemala City, July 17:  The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on June 3 has risen to 116, authorities said.

Three new victims identified by the Guatemalan National Institute of Forensic Sciences are on the list of the missing, and hence the total toll stands at 116 deaths and 302 missing, reports Efe news.

The forensic institute still has to investigate more than 200 cases to determine if they correspond to the missing.

The Fuego volcano saw one of the strongest eruptions in history, causing significant material damage and affecting almost 2 million people.

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Nine killed as landslide hits Manipur’s Tamenglong

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Tamenglong, July 11: At least nine persons lost their lives on Wednesday after a landslide hit Tamenglong district of  Manipur. 

Several houses were also collapsed in the district at the wee hours.

According to India Meteorological Department and MeT heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur across Manipur in the coming days.

Since the beginning of monsoon season, several incidents of landslides triggered by rains have been reported across the country.

The Chamba-Rishikesh National Highway blocked due to a landslide on Wednesday.

On July 8, incessant rains had caused landslides along the stretch of National Highway(NH)-2, affecting traffic along the Kohima-Dimapur road.

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Strong earthquake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning

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Tokyo, July 7: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted Japan on Saturday evening, swaying buildings in the capital but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages and no tsunami warning was issued.

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