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Stay away from water, Goans told

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 21:10

Panaji: The Goa government today asked
people in the state to stay away from the waters following the
massive earthquake in Indonesia.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters that he
had ordered district administration officials to go around in
the coastal belt and ask people to exercise caution and
remain inland.

"The officials will go in the coastal area and announce
on the public sound system to remain away from the water," he
said, adding the tourism department has also been asked to
make aware people on the beach.
The chief minister said there was no Tsunami warning for
the state but enough precautions have been taken.

A massive earthquake of 8.5 magnitude hit waters off
Indonesia triggering tsunami fears across the Indian Ocean
nations, including India.

First Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 21:10

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