HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday directed the officials concerned to try to trace the whereabouts of 52 tourists from Palakollu and Narasapuram and 40 from Vijayawada who are reportedly stranded in Nepal. Naidu expressed grief over the loss of lives and damage to property due to the earthquake in Nepal and parts of India.
After returning from his Nellore and Prakasam tours on Saturday evening, Naidu held an emergency video conference with district collectors to take stock of the situation in Coastal Andhra which was jolted for a few seconds.
He sought details of the impact of tremors at various places in Coastal Andhra. Naidu also sought information on Telugu people stranded in Nepal, AP CMO stated in a press release. The Chief Minister directed the AP Bhavan Resident Commissioner to ensure the safe evacuation of AP tourists from the distressed region. AP Disaster Management Commissioner Dhanunjaya Reddy also briefed Naidu.
AP Control Rooms in Hyd, Delhi
The AP government has also set up control rooms in Delhi and Hyderabad to help relatives of those stranded in Nepal. “Call 011-23782388 and 040-23456005 to reach out to the control rooms in Delhi and Hyderabad respectively,” it said.
Dattanna Speaks to Sushma Swaraj
Union Minister B Dattatreya said 60 Telugus were stranded in Nepal. He spoke to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and asked her to help them return safely.