500 tourists evacuated from Havelock island

Port Blair: Nearly 500 tourists, stranded on Havelock Island, have been evacuated to Port Blair on Wednesday after Cyclone Thane passed over Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Sources in the Andaman and Nicobar Administration said that the tourists were evacuated from Havelock Island in vessels, private catamaran and Pawan Hans helicopter services.

The government has started the rescue and relief operations at the cyclone-hit islands.

The government has been arranging for the departure of the stranded tourists to their homes.