32 Catholic fishermen dead, hundreds missing as typhoon Ockhi hits India

Posted December 5, 2017 11:55 am by Editor

32 Catholic fishermen dead, hundreds missing as typhoon Ockhi hits India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India – A typhoon that rapidly developed on the southern Indian coast claimed the lives of at least 32 poor Catholic fishermen who were at sea and another 200 more were missing.Thousands of other coastal residents had relocated to relief camps by Dec. 4, ucanews.com reported.The confirmed deaths were in Kerala and Tamil Nadu states, according to government sources.All the dead are Catholic men who had gone out to sea, said Father V. Wilfred, a priest of Vizhinjam parish, a fishing village near Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram.Antony Silvaster, a Catholic fisherman in the fishing village of Vizhinjam, said there was

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