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271 TN fishermen missing after cyclone Ockhi
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The search operation to trace 271 fishermen who went missing after cyclone Ockhi hit is being carried over nearly 900 nautical miles, the State government has informed the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court.

The submission was made in a counter-affidavit to a petition seeking to trace 551 fishermen of Kanniyakumari who were missing during the cyclone.

The State filed a counter affidavit stating that so far 318 fishermen had been reported missing.

Of them, 47 returned on Thursday (21).

Further efforts are underway to find the whereabouts of the remaining 271 fishermen, the court was informed.
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