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Saturday 22 January 2005

India: Fresh panic in islands drives hundreds to mainland India

Fresh panic gripped the Andaman and Nicobar islands today as rumours of its subsidence drove hundreds to board ships to mainland India with all their life's savings while the administration tried hard to explain that there was no scientific basis to the fear.

The rumours said the islands would slowly sink in the sea on January 21 or 26 and this made the tsunami-battered people rush to pack their bags.

Hundreds queued up to take any of the next available vessel - MV Akbar, MV Nicobar, MV Nancowry, MV Swarajdweep, MV Harshavardhan -- that could take them to the safer terrains in Chennai, Kolkata or Visakhapatnam.

Read the Full Article at The Hindu
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Sat Jan 22, 12:36:00 am IST