Cyclone Ockhi Wreaks Havoc In Kanyakumari; Damages Power Infrastructure
Cyclone Ockhi has crippled the entire power infrastructure of the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. Estimates say 4,000 power lines have been affected including 1,500 high tension lines leaving the district largely powerless. Dr Satyagopal, Relief Commissioner of Tamil Nadu, says, "This is only preliminary assessment. We expect the damage to rise. We have a team from TANGEDCO and we are getting men and material from neighbouring districts to restore power soonest."