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1,540 people hit by cyclone Ockhi rescued so far: govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 1,540 people, including fishermen, affected by Cyclone Ockhi in Tamil Nadu, and Lakshadweepwere rescued by various agencies, the said today.

A total of 243 fishermen in Tamil Nadu, 250 fishermen in and 1,047 people in have been rescued so far, an official statement said here tonight after a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha.

Relief material is also being provided to inmates in relief camps set up by the agencies and state governments of Tamil Nadu, and administration, which were also taking prompt action in dealing with the situation, it said.

The central has deployed 10 Coast Guard ships, 6 aircraft, 4helicopters, 10 Navy shipsfor rescue and relief, it said.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 22:15 IST