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Over 141 Kerala fishermen still missing in Cyclone Ockhi; 79 dead

There are 33 unclaimed bodies in various mortuaries of Kerala

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

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FILE PHOTO: Relatives of fishermen crying for their loved ones, who went missing in the rough sea due to a cyclone, in the coastal hamlets of Poonthura | PTI Photo

A total of 141 Kerala fishermen remain missing following that hit the southern districts of Kerala and on November 30, according to official figures released on Wednesday.

Another 75 fishermen from other states who went fishing from the Kerala coast are also untraced. A total of 79 Kerala fishermen have been declared dead.

There are 33 unclaimed bodies in various mortuaries of Kerala, with the Kozhikode Medical College having the most with 13. Three bodies were handed over on Wednesday to the kith and kin after DNA tests.

On Monday, Kerala Chief Minister presented cheques for Rs 2.2 million each to the families of 25 of the dead fishermen.

First Published: Wed, January 03 2018. 15:03 IST