Kolkata: More than 900 tourists are stranded at Havelock Island of Andaman and Nicobar islands due to heavy rainfall and storm. The storm evolving 700 kilometres away from Chennai coast in south-east region of the Bay of Bengal is the fallout of low pressure and is expected to strike at the Havelock Island.

According to reports, about 960 tourists from Bengal are trapped at Havelock Island due to the storm.

“The storm is moving 12 degrees north and 87 degrees south,” informed the meteorological department, which also issued a 24-hour alert at the island, advising fishermen and port managers not to venture into the sea.

Meanwhile, the West Bengal government has assured the safety of the tourists.

Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said, “I have spoken with the Andaman government. All necessary measures will be taken to enable safe return of the tourists. We are also taking the help of the coast guard for the purpose.”

The tourists are facing extreme discomfort on the island with lack of food, water and transport facilities, the reports added.

JPN/Bureau