Saturday 20 Oct, 2018

Seas Wreak Havoc over Cyclone; Search for missing people in Kerala Continuous

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Thiruvananthapuram: The cyclonic hurricane in south Kerala is likely to hit heavy rains and winds in the next 36 hours.

The National Disaster Response Force or NDRF and Navy teams are on stand-by for moving towards the Lakshadweep islands for search and rescue operations.

Several trains to and from Kerala's capital of Thiruvananthapuram were either delayed, cancelled or re-scheduled due to heavy rains overnight and the forecast of further rains.

However, more than 200 fishermen who were trapped in the sea have not returned. Navy's aircraft and ships continue to search for these people today. Only 13 fishermen were brought back till yesterday night.

 Rescuers have not been able to reach the stranded people. Meanwhile, fishermen alleged that the weather station had failed to warn about a cyclone.

There are over 275 marijuana workers trapped in 150 vessels and boats. It is believed that many people have not been able to return because of fuel. Due to heavy rain and wind, late last night, rescue operations were stopped. Rescue was restarted in the morning.

On the other hand, the water level increased to six. Steps are being taken to replace fishing fishermen from coastal areas. More rehabilitation camps will be opened today.

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