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Tag: Evacuation

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Super cyclone Amphan weakens a bit, lakhs evacuated in West Bengal and Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/New Delhi: Super cyclone Amphan weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday but still packed enough force to pulverise coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal where lakhs of people were evacuated from vulnerable areas and shifted to safety, officials said. As it rumbled over the Bay of Bengal 510 km off the […]

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Cyclone Amphan: With 7 Lakh Expected To Be Affected, Odisha Swings Into Action Mode

Bhubaneswar: With the depression in Bay of Bengal intensifying into cyclonic storm Amphan, Odisha government is bracing up to face any situation as the storm is expected to re-curve and move towards north Odisha coast. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed Odisha’s preparedness for the impending cyclone amidst ongoing COVID-19 management activities. While briefing the Cabinet […]

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15 injured after explosion rocks Indian restaurant in Canada

  Toronto: At least 15 people were injured in a powerful explosion at an Indian restaurant in Canada’s Ontario province, media reports said today. Three persons suffered “critical blast injuries” and were rushed to a Toronto trauma centre, CBC news reported. The incident took place at ‘Bombay Bhel’ restaurant at around 10:30 PM (local time […]

122,000 evacuated near Bali volcano

Jakarta:Some 122,000 people have been evacuated in view of a possible eruption of Mount Agung, a large volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, authorities announced on Thursday. The authorities have set up a 12-km radius exclusion zone around the volcano, reports Efe news. According to latest figures, however, 62,000 people were still within the […]

3 killed, 100,000 houses damaged in Vietnam typhoon

Bangkok: At least three persons were killed and more than 100,000 houses damaged as Typhoon Doksuri battered central Vietnam, the authorities said on Saturday. The typhoon, which entered the country with winds of 135 km per hour and heavy rainfall, left three dead in Thua Thien-Hue, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces, according to the […]

Germany faces largest-ever evacuation after WWII bomb discovery

Berlin: At least 70,000 people in the German city of Frankfurt will have to leave their homes on Sunday due to an unexploded bomb from the WWII that has been found there. The bomb from the Second World War, an HC-4000 that contains 1.4 tonnes of explosives, was found during construction work in the city […]

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50,000 face evacuation in Germany over World War-II bombs

Berlin: Around 50,000 people in Germany’s Hannover city will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday while experts defuse five Second World War bombs, officials said on Saturday. The operation is the second largest of its kind carried out in the country, and will affect around a tenth of the city’s population, the BBC reported. […]

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