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Cyclone Ockhi UPDATES | Unofficial death toll rises to 30 in Kerala; Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets fishermen families

The unofficial death toll in rain-related incidents after Cyclone Ockhi battered Kerala rose to 30 even as more than 600 fishermen stranded at sea off the state's coast, were rescued. As of Monday, at

Published: 04th December 2017 06:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2017 06:45 PM   |  A+A-

  • The unofficial death toll in rain-related incidents after Cyclone Ockhi battered Kerala rose to 30 even as more than 600 fishermen stranded at sea off the state's coast, were rescued. As of Monday, at least 92 fishermen from the state are reported missing.

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In Kerala, so far, 690 fishermen have been rescued from the sea. The financial toll from the cyclone has been pegged at Rs 17.28 crore so far. In Tamil Nadu, around 70 fishermen are yet to be rescued even as the death toll is still in single digits. Cyclone Ockhi has also left the Lakshadweep islands devastated.

Fishermen have been asked by the Met Department to not venture into the deep sea region of north Tamil Nadu and South Andhra coast till December 25.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Environment, Cyclone Ockhi has moved away from Lakshadweep islands and is now about 1,000 km southwest of Gujarat's Surat. It is likely to move in northeasterly direction and gradually weaken.

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