Indian aid-vessel rescues 33 Bangladeshi ‘Mora’ victims


PV Desk : Indian naval ship ‘INS Sumitra’ is heading towards Chittagong port, carrying relief goods for the people of coastal area in Bangladesh affected by the recent cyclonic storm ‘Mora’.

Moreover, a team of Indian Navy, launching a rescue operation in the sea after the cyclonic storm Mora had hit Bangladesh coast, saved 33 Bangladeshi nationals and recovered a body on early Tuesday (May 30).

It is been reported that the Indian aid-vessel is located 90 nautical miles southward of Chittagong in the bay and still carrying out rescue operation.

The rescued Bangladeshis were from Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar and apparently were in two boats during the cyclone.

After the search and rescue joint operations with Bangladesh Navy are completed, INS Sumitra will sail to Chittagong port to unload the relief goods.

Earlier, at least 6 people were killed in the cyclone that made landfall and rampaged houses and trees in St Martin’s Island, Kutubdia, Teknaf and Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday (May 30).