Fresh tsunami alert issued in Tamil Nadu, India

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 December 2004, 06:49 GMT]
A new tsunami alert is issued by Indian authorites, according to South Indian radio stations monitored in Colombo. Residents along the coastal line in Colombo are seen fleeing. Meanwhile, Rediff.com, an Indian online media quoted Commodre Salil Mehta, spokesman of Indian armed forces as saying: "We are on high alert. There is a warning of tsunami and earthquake today (Thursday)". Sri Lankan authorities will not be putting out a warning, government sources in Colombo said.

Indian Home Ministry has not disclosed where the warning has orginated, but said the warning was based on information acquired from a foreign government, according to a media report.

 

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