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Eight killed as Cyclone Ockhi batters Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts

Eight killed as Cyclone Ockhi batters Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Dec 2017, 04:51 am

Chennai, Nov 30 (IBNS): At least eight people have been killed as heavy rains lashed coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala owing to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal which has turned to Cyclone Ockhi, media reports said on Thursday.

While four deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu, four people were killed in Kerala.

As per the IMD website, the cyclonic storm over Comorin area moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 32 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 30th November, 2017 over Comorin area and neighbourhood near Latitude 7.8º N and Longitude 76.9º E, about 410 km west-northwest of Galle (Sri Lanka), 70 km southwest of Kanyakumari, 70 km south of Thiruvananthapuram and 410 km east-southeast of Minicoy.

The IMD said the cyclone is likely to move towards the Lakshadweep Islands.

Meanwhile, at least 12 fishing boats which set off to the seas from Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam coasts on Wednesday night, are reported to be missing.

Navy helicopters have launched search operations to locate the missing fishermen.

Eight killed as Cyclone Ockhi batters Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts

India Blooms News Service
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