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‘Praying for everyone’s safety,’ tweets PM Modi on cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani, that has been gaining strength in the south-east Bay of Bengal, is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours, the weather department said.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2019 12:07 IST
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PM Modi attends a rally in Mumbai, India, on Friday, April 26, 2019.
PM Modi attends a rally in Mumbai, India, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Bloomberg file photo)
         

Expressing concern over the situation arising due to Cyclone Fani, which is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by this noon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had spoken to officials to take preventive measure and provide assistance.

Cyclone Fani, that has been gaining strength in the south-east Bay of Bengal, is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours, the weather department said on Sunday. It is likely to bring light to moderate rain across Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over the next two days.

“Spoke to officials regarding the situation arising due to Cyclone Fani. Asked them to take preventive measures and be prepared to provide all possible assistance. Also urged them to work closely with Governments of the affected states. Praying for everyone’s safety and wellbeing,” Modi tweeted.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 10:30 IST

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