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Cyclone Ockhi updates: 8 killed in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Heavy storm heads to Lakshadweep

Cyclone Ockhi updates: 8 killed in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Heavy storm heads to Lakshadweep
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Cyclone Ockhi has turned out as a massive cyclonic storm. As per the reports, around eight people killed in the coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Also, the cyclone is moving toward the Lakshadweep Island. In the morning Cyclone Ockhi drifting 160 Km east of the Lakshadweep island in the Arabian Sea. The massive cyclone named Ockhi will erupt severe cyclonic storm in next 24hrs by moving closer to Lakshadweep as per the reports of India Meteorological Department. The MeT officials said that the cyclone moved away from the Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. Forecasters have still warned heavy rainfall in South Kerala and Tamil Nadu in next 12 hours.

Therefore, the authorities urged people to stay inside their home and also announced to close every education institutions for next 12 hours across the state. NDRF and Navy team standby for moving toward the Lakshadweep islands. The government officials have deployed Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard for the rescue operation.

Also, the several trains moving to Kerala and coming from Kerala capital of Thiruvananthapuram have got delayed, cancelled and rescheduled because of heavy rainfall overnight. The Kerala and Tamil Nadu are on high alert led to heavy rainfall and severe cyclonic storm. As per the reports, thousands of people evacuated from the tourist town and four were killed in Kerala.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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