Cyclone Ockhi live updates: New low pressure system forms over South Andaman Sea

 Neha rai

Fourteen people were killed – 10 in Tamil Nadu and four in Kerala, and life was hit as torrential rain pounded the southern districts of both the States after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal transformed into ‘Cyclone Ockhi’ on Thursday and became a a severe cyclonic storm on Friday, moving to the Arabian Sea.

The Navy rescued eight fishermen caught in choppy waters and intensified search for 30 others missing.

Both the State governments have put the official machinery on high alert as the severe cyclonic storm, lying 60 km south of Kanyakumari, was forecast to dump more rain in south Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the next 24 hours. It was expected to move toward the Lakshadweep archipelago and hit the islands on Saturday.

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