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Cyclone Ockhi wreaks havoc in south India, 39 dead; political rallies cancelled in poll-bound Gujarat

Fishermen return to their base at Worli Koliwada Monday. Nirmal Harindran

Fishermen return to their base at Worli Koliwada Monday. Nirmal Harindran

Even as election heat spreads in Gujarat, major political rallies in the state were cancelled after cyclone Ockhi moved closer to the poll-bound state after triggering rains in Mumbai and wreaking havoc in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep. “As of now, 10 people lost their lives in Tamil Nadu and 29 others in Kerala. Even though the exact number of missing persons were not known, as per available information, whereabouts of 74 fishermen in Tamil Nadu and 93 fishermen in Kerala is not known yet,” Joint Secretary in the home ministry Sanjeev Kumar Jindal told reporters.

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Credit: indianexpress.com

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