No Search Initiated for Missing People after Kerala Cyclone

KOCHI – Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma in the State Assembly stated that Coastal Kerala has destroyed after a great cyclone.

He added that 51 people have lost their lives and almost 103 are still missing.

On the contrary, the President of Matsya Thozhilali Aikya Vedi, Charles George, the estimated figure of the missing victims calculated 184.

He claimed that No serious action has been taken by the central and state governments to find out the missing persons.

Moreover, he said around six boats had capsized before cyclone along with 64 fishermen.

He informed the assembly that people had locked themselves inside otherwise their bodies would have floated openly.

He told about the 11 boats set off from Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram are still missing but no search process has taken place.

He said 12 travellers are from Kerala, five from Assam and 167 people from Tamil Nadu were aboard these boats.

The victim’s relatives are looking forward to the list of missing people disclose by the government.

The identity of the victims can be confirmed only after both states declare the list of victims and compare it,” said George.

According to the fishermen association’s leaders, no picture had received related to the disaster however, the incident has had been two months.

Likewise, Kerala Fishing Boat Operators Association general secretary, Joseph Xavier Kalappurackal had objected regarding to the whereabouts. He said, “17 boats that ventured into the sea from Kochi for deep sea fishing had capsized off Lakshadweep coast.”

On the other side, Fisheries Department deputy director S Mahesh answered protesters, the list has been revealed by the minister was entirely belongs to Keralites. He added that, few registered boats have been missed in which fishermen Tamilians were travelling.


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