CYCLONE TO HIT INDIA, 300,00 PEOPLE TO BE EVACUATED
AHMEDABAD: Almost 300,000 people are set to be evacuated in the western Indian state of Gujarat out of the path of a severe cyclonic storm due in two days.
Senior state official, JN Singh said, the weather department’s latest bulletin forecasts that cyclone Vayu will make landfall early in the morning on this upcoming June 13th.
About 67 shelter homes, according to Singh, have been set up to accommodate the 291,000 people identified living in low-lying areas of 10 coastal districts.
He added, as a precautionary measure, all schools and colleges in the coastal districts of Saurashtra and Kutch would remain closed on June 12 and June 13th.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone Vayu will likely damage thatched houses, blow away rooftops and metal sheets, disrupt power and communication lines and cause major damage to roads and crops.
MISSING BRITISH HIKER FOUND DEAD IN NEW ZEALAND
WELLINGTON: The body of a 49-year-old British hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago on a mountain range in New Zealand was found dead on Wednesday.
Darren Myers, a British national who lived in Wellington, had been missing since June 1st when he failed to turn up at a designated location during his hiking trip.
Search operations were hampered by rough terrain and bad weather, including snow.
According to Police Sergeant Tony Matheson, Myers appeared to have died from a fall near a waterfall in the Tararua Range outside the capital Wellington.
IRAN TO ASK JAPAN’S ABE TO MEDIATE OVER U.S OIL SANCTION
DUBAI: Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States.
A senior Iranian official said, Japan can help easing the ongoing tension between Iran and America and Abe can be a great mediator to facilitate that.
Abe arrives in Tehran as heightened tensions between Iran and the United States raise fears of another military conflict in the crisis-hit Middle East.
Strains between Washington and Tehran have sharply increased in recent weeks, a year after the United States abandoned a 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.