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Cyclone Ockhi: Indian Coast guards continue rescue operation

Cyclone Ockhi: Indian Coast guards continue rescue operation

So far 393 people from Kerala have been rescued, Vijayan said, as the state government announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of those who died in the storm.

"I have spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister (Devendra Fadnavis) to see that these fishermen are given the space to remain there till the sea is safe for them to return", said Sitharaman. "Expected to recurve and head towards Gujarat and Maharashtra", the Indian Coast Guard has said.

As many as 40 boats carrying fishermen stranded in the Arabian sea following the outbreak of the Cyclone Ockhi reached the coast off Veraval in Gujarat on Monday. "It was a nightmare", said a rescued fisherman. Advisories have been issued to all coastal states, including Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, for adequate preparedness against effects of the cyclone.

Meanwhile, women members of the fisher folk community held a protest in Kanyakumari district demanding that authorities intensify rescue operations to trace those caught in the deep sea in the wake of cyclone Ockhi.

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While the coast guard saved 71 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and 114 from Kerala, merchant vessels and trawlers saved 36 off the coast of Kerala and Lakshwadeep islands.

While parts of southern Kerala limped back to normal, the Lakshadweep islands were awaiting relief following the devastation with massive coastal erosion, power disruption, and extensive damage to property.

"I appealed to them that the search operations with even warships are going on and will continue till the last of the missing fishermen is brought back".

Thiruvananthapuram district Collector S Vasuki said strict instructions have been given that "none should venture into the sea for fishing". So far 25 people have been rescued from Lakshadweep. "The Central Government have deployed Coast Guard - Ships (10), Aircraft (3), Helicopters (1); Navy - Ships (10), Aircraft (2), Helicopters (2); Airforce - Aircraft (1), Helicopters (3) for rescue and relief", a government statement said.


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