The Indian Navy has rescued 27 people in a major operation in Bangladesh
which has been hit hard by Cyclone Mora, causing widespread destruction and
rendering millions of people homeless.
Indian Navy ship Sumitra rescued 27 people who were found adrift at sea over
100 miles away from Bangladeshi city of Chittagong, Indian Navy
The Eastern Naval Command is deploying P-81 aircraft as part of its rescue
operation in Bangladesh.
INS Sumitra operating in the Northern Bay of Bengal rescued 27 survivors
found adrift at sea approximately 100 miles south of Chittagong. These include
ladies, children and elderly people, .
Search and rescue for more survivors is drastically hampered due to
prevailing rough weather in the area.
At least six persons were killed as Cyclone Mora made landfall in
Bangladesh yesterday, damaging several houses, with authorities scrambling to
evacuate over half a million people from the coastal areas.
All flights were suspended to and from Chittagong and the Cox's Bazar
airports due to Cyclone Mora.
At least 2.5 million people in 10 districts risk falling in the way of the
severe cyclonic storm.
districts at risk of cyclone's fury were Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali,
Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal and Pirojpur.