With communications down in India after floods, Foreign Ministry says around 60 Israelis still unreachable

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Vehicles make their way through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall in Chandigarh on July 10, 2023 (AFP)
Vehicles make their way through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall in Chandigarh on July 10, 2023 (AFP)

After deadly floods hit northern India, friends and families of a number of Israelis have reported to the Foreign Ministry that they are unable to reach their loved ones.

Around 60 Israelis are currently unreachable, the Foreign Ministry says.

The Foreign Ministry says in a statement that “in recent hours, a number of requests have arrived about those unable to be reached.”

According to Israel’s consulate in New Delhi, the problem comes primarily from damaged communications infrastructure and lack of reception.

“The Foreign Ministry, along with other actors on the ground, are undertaking efforts to reach the travelers,” says the ministry.

There are currently no indications that any Israelis have been hurt in the floods.

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