Cyclone Ockhi?may now hit Gujarat coast

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 03, 2017, 12:22 PM(IST)

The Gir Somnath district collector has issued orders that fishermen are not to venture out to sea. Those already out are being contacted to return. Photograph:( ANI )

After creating havoc in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Cyclone Ockhi may now hit Gujarat.

Warnings have been issued to fishermen in Saurashtra, Gujarat.

The Gir Somnath district collector has said the cyclone may hit the Saurashtra coast in the next 48 hours.

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Meanwhile, Commodore G Prakash, commanding officer of the INC Venduruthy, said the navy has rescued 25 people from the Lakshadweep Islands and another 13 from off the Kerala coast. 

Prakash said the Lakshadweep Islands had suffered extensive damane.

That roofs had been blown off homes, trees had fallen on homes, and boats had capsized. 

He added that the navy is conducting a massive search in the area. 

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 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has also reached Kanyakumari to review the situation.

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