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Cyclone Idai: Indian Navy diverts ships for disaster relief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In the wake of cyclone Idai hitting the Mozambican coast, the on Friday diverted ships to the African country for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) work.

"#IndianNavy diverts Mission Deployed ships of Training Squadron operating off Mauritius, to for HADR efforts in wake of cyclone IDAI @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @IAF_MCC @nsitharaman @narendramodi (sic)," the Navy's tweeted.

Cyclone Idai battered Mozambican coastal city Beira on Friday, jeopardising the lives of nearly half a million people. As per reports, the city's power grid has crashed, airport shut and roads inundated. The cyclone has claimed 66 lives nationwide.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 00:45 IST