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Cyclone batters southwestern India coast killing 14, many missing

PM Modi has spoken to the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, assuring him of support operations including necessary funds

Reuters 

Cyclone Ockhi barrelled into the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India on Saturday after drenching the neighbouring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming so far around 14 lives with many fishermen still feared trapped at sea. Authorities, including the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), India’s Coast Guard and Navy have rescued about 223 fishermen and evacuated thousands of people from cyclone hit areas, officials said, as they continued their operations on Saturday. . Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, assuring ...

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 21:34 IST
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