Media reported more than 250 missing after the cyclone in South India

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Over 250 people are reported missing after struck the coastal areas of India most powerful tropical cyclone «Ochi», said on Tuesday the Agency IANS.

Cyclone «Ochi» (Bengali — «eye») was raging in the South of India in the first week of December. During this time, hundreds of fishermen that have fished mainly at the Cape of Kanyakumari, was missing. Accurate information on the number missing appeared in only a few days after the end of the storm. The joint efforts of the coast guard, air and naval forces of the country managed to save the vast majority of them — almost 2,5 thousand people. The fate of the rest is still not known. According to official figures, most strongly from the disaster affected States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

As reported, the special Commission under the Ministry of internal Affairs, which will evaluate the scope of damage in the affected areas, has arrived on Tuesday in Kerala. «We intend to evaluate the extent of the damage and to submit to the government the corresponding report,» — said a member of the Committee Vipin Malik.

According to the National office for the elimination of consequences of natural disasters of India, the total damage to only one Nadu, is estimated at 1.7 billion rupees (about 27 million dollars). In addition, was completely destroyed 4.5 thousand houses, about 10 thousand were seriously damaged. According to the government of India, the number of victims of cyclone «Ochi» is at least 88 people.Media reported more than 250 missing after the cyclone in South India© Infografiken worst natural disasters of the XXI century

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