NEW DELHI: Ten Malaysians stranded in India’s flood-hit Himachal Pradesh state are secure and anticipated to achieve New Delhi quickly, Malaysian Overseas Ministry (Wisma Putra) stated.
It was reported earlier that 12 Malaysian hikers have been lacking within the Indian state as their households had misplaced contact with them.
Nevertheless, the 12 included one Chinese language and one British citizen, the Malaysian Ministry of Overseas Affairs clarified in an announcement on late Wednesday.
The Excessive Fee of Malaysia in New Delhi was capable of contact one of many stranded Malaysians and acquired info that each one of them have been secure in Manali city, Wisma Putra stated.
The diplomatic mission is making efforts to deliver the Malaysians to New Delhi on Thursday.
“If the evacuation plan goes easily, the group is predicted to take a flight again to Malaysia on the identical day,“ the ministry stated.
Heavy monsoon rains have induced floods and landslides in a number of elements of northern India. Himachal Pradesh seems to be the worst affected state, whereas there’s additionally important injury to roads and infrastructure in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana.
About 90 individuals have misplaced their lives in Himachal within the present monsoon spell, whereas the dying toll in Punjab and Haryana is 21, in response to native media stories.
Twelve individuals have been killed in rain-related incidents in a 24-hour interval within the state of Uttar Pradesh, in response to a authorities assertion on Wednesday night.
Authorities have sounded a flood alert for a lot of districts in western Uttar Pradesh. In Delhi, hundreds of individuals residing close to the Yamuna riverbank have been shifted to safer locations. The Yamuna’s water stage in Delhi breached the hazard mark on Wednesday after neighbouring Haryana this week started discharging big quantities of water from its Hathnikund barrage.
The Indian Finance Ministry on Wednesday launched about US$920 million to assist 22 states within the wake of heavy rains throughout the nation. – Bernama