Dubai sources stated that three Indians were among 11 people killed by cyclone Mekunu that has battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra. Meanwhile the authorities and reports have said that the cyclone Mekunu hit Oman's Dhofar and Al-Wusta provinces on Friday after intensifying from a category one to a category two cyclone, with winds of up to 170 kilometres per hour after it made landfall on Socotra on Thursday.
The Indian Embassy in Muscat tweeted that "Indian Embassy Team in Salalah has confirmed that as per Royal Oman Police, mortal remains of one (Shamsher Ali) of two missing Indian have been found and the search for the other (Madhu) is underway. There is no report of casualty among other expatriates". Meanwhile the embassy officials visited a camp at Taqah in Salalah and arranged food for 460 people (145 Indians and 315 Bangladeshi nationals).
As per report "Indian Embassy is taking care
of 50 Indian dhow crew". Furthermore Salalah port authorities that four
Indian registered dhows have sunk alongside the port. All Indian crew are safe,
and the death toll from the cyclone has reached 11. Moreover according to AFP,
Socotra's governor Ramzy Mahrous said that the death toll on the island
remained seven five Yemenis and two Indian sailors.
CM Chandrababu Naidu unveiled NTR statue Accordingly Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday unveiled a 36 feet tall statue of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and actor turned politician N T Rama Rao at Sattenpalli in Guntur district. Reportedly the bronze statue has been erected on a 40 foot platform at NTR Sagar in the middle of the pond and the state government has plans to develop the region into a mini Tank Bund like the Hussainsagar in Hyderabad.
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