Cyclone strands thousands in Andaman

Logo squareDecember 9 (TravelAndy): Severe depression caused above the Bay of Bengal has stranded approximately 1900 tourists in India’s popular tourist spot Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Havelock and Neil islands, in India’s union territory Andamans, are among the worst hit places.

With mobile networks not working properly, tourists are facing difficulty in communicating with their families.

Hotel and resort owners have already been directed by the government to supply free food to the boarders, but reports say that amenities and supply are depleting fast.

“Extremely strong winds and choppy seas have stalled rescue operations. However, we are monitoring the situation as well as the weather conditions. All tourists are safe on the islands,” Udipt Prakash Rai, deputy commissioner, south Andamans told The Times of India.



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