Cyclone Ockhi claims nine lives; Lakshadweep on high alert

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Cyclone Ockhi claims nine lives; Lakshadweep on high alert

Chennai: At least nine people in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu lost their lives following Cyclone Ockhi which moving closer to Lakshadweep. As of this morning, Cyclone Ockhi is hovering 160 km east of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea.

According to the Met office, the worst seems to be over on the mainland and that the cyclone has moved away from Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. But the forecasters have warned of heavy rain in south Kerala for the next 24 hours and south Tamil Nadu for the next 12 hours.

Schools in the coastal districts in the two states have been closed. Over 80 fishermen from Kerala remain missing and are suspected to be stranded at sea.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh spoke to DG NDRF and reviewed the areas affected by Cyclone Ockhi.  NDRF teams have been moved to the affected areas with several more on standby in case of further emergencies.

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