PM Modi reviews impact of Cyclone Ockhi in Lakshadweep

Written by Newsroom Staff December 19, 2017 09:40

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting at Kavaratti in Lakshadweep to review the situation arising due to Cyclone Ockhi which left a trail of destruction in the Union Territory.

The Prime Minister, who is on a day-long visit to the Cyclone Ockhi devastated areas of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep, reached Kavarati in Lakshadweep today morning.

In the afternoon, Modi will visit Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari to take stock of the disaster and relief measures.

In the evening, Prime Minister will visit the worst hit Poonthura region in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. He is also scheduled to meet the affected fishermen families, the state administration and other officials concerned in Thiruvananthapuram, before leaving for Delhi.

The cyclone Ockhi that stuck on Nov 30th in Kanyakumari and Kerala coast, has so far claimed around 70 lives in Kerala and around 14 in Tamilnadu.

The search operations by the combined forces for the missing fishermen, reportedly around 100, is still continuing.

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