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India sends fourth Naval ship to help cyclone ravaged Mozambique

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WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 04.17 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

Days after India sent three Navy ships--INS Sujata, Shardul and Sarathi--to help Mozambique in the aftermath of category four cyclone Idai, the Indian authorities on Thursday sent their fourth ship INS Magar to help the south African-country.

The vessel departed from Mumbai for Port Beira in Mozambique and is carrying 300 T of relief supplies including essential medicines, anti-epidemic drugs, food provisions, clothing, repair and rehabilitation equipment, and temporary shelters.

The warship is also carrying a naval Chetak Light Utility helicopter that will be used in the ongoing relief operations especially to locate people stranded in far off areas.

Indian naval crew has rescued more than 200 people in the country and provided medical assistance to over 1000 people.

The Indian Navy was the first responder in the evolving humanitarian crises in the aftermath of Cyclone IDAI. Assistance is also being sent to neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi which were hit by the cyclone.

Cyclone Idai hit southern Africa on March 15 and caused extensive damage to several countries in that region. 

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The vessel departed from Mumbai for Port Beira in Mozambique and is carrying 300 T of relief supplies including essential medicines, anti-epidemic drugs, food provisions, clothing, repair and rehabilitation equipment, and temporary shelters.