EVACUATION

  • Relief in Philippines as typhoon crawls west; 4 dead December 8, 2014

    Manila: Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos began to return to their homes battered by a powerful typhoon at the weekend, but the nation collectively breathed a sigh of relief as a massive evacuation plan appeared to minimize fatalities. The death toll from typhoon Hagupit stood at four on Monday, as over...
  • 5,00,000 Filipinos evacuated as Typhoon Hagupit gains strength December 6, 2014

    Manila: Half a million Filipinos fled their homes as differing forecasts about the path of a dangerously erratic typhoon one predicting it will graze the capital, Manila prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain. Typhoon Hagupit Filipino for "smash" was expected...
  • Man, who helped evacuate pregnant woman from cyclone Hudhud, dies in Odisha October 12, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man who had risked his life to save seven women and children from meeting a watery grave in a crocodile-infested rivulet during the evacuation drive ahead of Cyclone Hudhud, died on Sunday sending shockwaves across far-flung Okilopala and Satabhaya villages in Odisha's Kendrapara district. "Sahadev Samal died...
  • PM assures Andhra Pradesh CM of all support as Hudhud strikes October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu all possible assistance as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha. The Prime Minister, who had on Saturday held an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness for the cyclone...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Heavy rainfall likely to continue across large areas October 12, 2014

    Hudhud causes damage as trees get uprooted in Visakhapatnam. The windspeeed which is about 160 kmph is likely to increase soon along with heavy rainfall in some areas. "Epicentre of the cyclone has not yet touched. All concerned departments have been alerted," said Director of Cyclone Warning Division. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Odisha government starts evacuation of people October 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With the cyclonic storm Hudhud intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm, the Odisha government on Friday asked eight district collectors of south Odisha to start evacuation of the vulnerable population to safe buildings and cyclone centres. The government has asked the collectors of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam,...
  • Mount Ontake erupts in central Japan; eight hikers reported injured September 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, shooting ash and rocks into the air that reportedly left eight hikers injured and forced 150 people to shelter in cabins near the summit. The eruption of the 3,067-meter (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake happened around midday, the meteorological agency said. Television footage showed huge...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • J&K floods: Many stranded people reluctant to leave their homes September 11, 2014

    Even as rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. For those who don't want to leave their homes, authorities said they are concentrating more on providing...
  • J&K floods: 21,000 people evacuated, says GoC 15 Corps Subrata Saha September 9, 2014

    Subrata Saha, General officer commanding of 15 Corps, handling rescue efforts in Kashmir confirmed to CNNIBN that 21,000 people had been evacuated. He also spoke of Army's efforts to set up a broadband internet facility in rescue camps to relay information to the victim's relatives. ...
  • J&K: 8,000 people evacuated, says Brigadier Ali Adil Mahmood September 6, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Brigadier Ali Adil Mahmood said that the army had already evacuated over 8,000 people in Kashmir. "Bad weather is hampering flying of sorties. Rescue operations are on," said Mahmood. ...
  • 850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq: IOM August 30, 2014

    Geneva: The Islamic State militants advancements have forcibly displaced 8,50,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said on Friday. The total number of people who have been evacuated their homes since January have increased to 1.6 million. Most of those who have fled have found refuge in the autonomous...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...
  • Bihar: Flood alert issued in 9 districts as water level rises in river Kosi August 17, 2014

    Supaul (Bihar): Flood alert has been issued in nine districts in Bihar after the rising water levels of the Kosi river continued to trigger panic, flooding villages along its course. More than four lakh people in eastern India are likely to be affected. The National Disaster Response Force teams has...
  • India helps in evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Libya August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India has facilitated evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Sirte area of strifetorn Libya. The assistance by India came after the Nepalese embassy in Cairo sent a note verbale to its mission in Tripoli seeking assistance for evacuation of the Nepalese nationals, officials in the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • Taiwan city evacuates residents from fatal gas blast site August 8, 2014

    Taipei: Authorities in Taiwan's second largest city on Friday temporarily sealed off two streets and evacuated residents over reports of a fresh leak at the site of last week's fatal gas explosions. The massive blasts in the southern city of Kaohsiung last Thursday left 30 dead and more than 300 injured...
  • Evacuation stops in three districts as Kosi flood threat abates August 5, 2014

    In view of easing of flood threat, following assurance from Nepal that accumulated water in Bhote Kosi will be released in a regulated manner, Bihar Tuesday decided to halt evacuation process in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa but the alert remained in force. The state government also asked 1.14 lakh people who...
  • Kosi flood threat: Villagers reluctant to move out from Kosi area August 5, 2014

    One of the major problem coming in the way of evacuation of people from Kosi area in view of threat of flood from Nepal is to convince people to move out. Commandant of NDRF Vijay Sinha told PTI that in the 2530 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi river,...
  • Kosi floods: Government prepared for all eventualities, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 3, 2014

    As thousands of people start to get worried about the rising water level of the Kosi river in Bihar, triggering fear of a probable situation in 2008 when the state wide floods had rendered many homeless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assuaged fears by saying that 117 relief shelters have...
  • Bihar evacuates thousands after Nepal landslide sparks fears of flash flood in Kosi August 3, 2014

    Patna/Kathmandu: Authorities on Saturday began evacuating thousands of villagers after efforts to clear a deadly landslide in neighbouring Nepal sparked fears of flash floods downstream, government officials said. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, killed at least nine people and buried dozens of homes. More than 100...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in wartorn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strifehit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...
  • Iraq crisis: Indians evacuated from conflict zones moved out of country June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The 17 Indians who were evacuated from conflict zones in Iraq have been safely moved out of the wartorn country, said Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday. In addition to the 17 Indians, two more nurses were on Wednesday shifted to Karbala from sensitive areas. However, while the 46 nurses...
  • Iraq crisis: 17 more Indians evacuated from conflict zone, says MEA June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that 17 more Indian nationals have been evacuated from the conflict zone of Iraq with the help of local authorities and are now in Baghdad. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "The safety of Indians in Iraq remains the matter of...
  • Have identified the group which has held Indians hostage in Iraq: MEA June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that the 39 Indians held in hostage in Iraq's Mosul are safe and that the government has identified the group which has kept them in captivity. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, "Thanks. We got in touch with the company. Officials 2...
  • PM Modi chairs high level meet to review safety of Indians in Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the crisis in Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high level review meeting on safety of Indian nationals in Iraq. The government has maintained that the situation in Iraq is a priority for the Union government. The Ministry of External Affairs asserted that...
  • 16 Indians evacuated from Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixteen Indians have been evacuated from Iraq, the government said on Friday. Eight Indians were pulled out of Baiji and eight more from Anbar province in the violencehit country, the external affairs ministry said. "Of the 120 Indians in affected areas, 16 have left (for India) so far," ministry spokesman...
  • India prepares evacuation plan to rescue Indians from Iraq June 19, 2014

    Around 18,000 Indians have been stranded in different parts of Iraq. Areas like Mosul and Tikrit are under attack by terrorists while Karbala and Najaf are the areas on target by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist group. India has prepared an evacuation plan to rescue Indians and...
  • Thousands flee Southern California wildfires, university evacuated May 15, 2014

    Wildfires roared out of control in Southern California, forcing authorities in San Diego county on Wednesday to order thousands of people to abandon their homes, including students at a state university, though no major injuries were reported. Television images showed several homes in flames, with thick black smoke filling the sky...
  • Acknowledging defeat, Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea March 25, 2014

    Ukrainian troops and their families began evacuating from Crimea on Monday, as Kiev effectively acknowledged defeat by Russian forces who stormed one of the last of their remaining bases on the peninsula. Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been besieged on bases in Crimea, offering no armed resistance but refusing to surrender,...