India’s mega repatriation plan to bring back stranded Indian citizens from abroad began from May 7. All incoming baggage were disinfected, before handing them over to the people. Passengers having any health issues will be moved to the hospitals for further treatment.
The Met department forecasted heavy rainfall for the next 48 to 72 hours in Kumaon region and districts such as Pithoragarh, Nainital, and Champawat in Uttarakhand.
Apart from the capital, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments have also started evacuating people living in the low-lying areas along the river.
Japan's massive earthquake caused a power outage that disabled a nuclear reactor's cooling system, triggering evacuation orders for about 3,000 residents as the government declared its first-ever state of emergency at a nuclear plant.
New Zealand's earthquake-shattered city of Christchurch prepared to bury the first victim on Monday of last week's devastating tremor that killed at least 148 people as aftershocks forced the evacuation of scores of people in hillside suburbs.