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Cyclone 'Ockhi': 8 killed, over 80 missing, naval ships on rescue operations


Cyclone 'Ockhi': 8 killed, over 80 missing, naval ships on rescue operations

Tamil Nadu, Dec 01 (ANI): At least eight people have been killed and over 80 went missing after torrential rains hit southern districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm 'Ockhi' on Thursday.

Total 6 warships have been deployed in Kochi while two coast guard ships are on standby in Lakshadweep for rescue operations. Two ICG ships each deployed from Kochi and Tuticorin.

The deadly storm has killed seven people in neighbouring Sri Lanka and affected the lives of nearly 20,000 people.

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