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Tsunami mock drill begins in Odisha Coast

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Tsunami DrillBhubaneswar: A tsunami mock drill is underway in six districts of Odisha coast, as a part of nation-wide drill in the eastern coast of the country.

The mock drill began at around 10. 00 AM in the coasts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts.

Government authorities from many different agencies have participated in the mega mock tsunami drill. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), the Coast Guard, Police, and Public relations officials took part in the exercise.

Apart from Odisha Coast, the mock tsunami drill has taken place simultaneously in various coastal districts of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.

The Government asked the people in said districts not to be panic over the mock drill, which would simulate tsunami waves originating from a high-intensity earthquake near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.