Cyclone Tauktae: 14 bodies recovered near Bombay High, 33 dead in Gujarat

Officials said that the search operation is still on for 78 missing people aboard the P-305 boat in Mumbai. On the other hand, the number of deaths due to the storm in Gujarat has increased to 33.

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Published on 19 May 2021 8:28 AM GMT

Cyclone Tauktae: 14 bodies recovered near Bombay High, 33 dead in Gujarat
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New Delhi: 14 bodies were recovered from Bombay High at sea after the sinking of the barge P-350 due to Cyclone Tauktae. According to the information, 14 bodies have been recovered from the Arabian Sea. These people were aboard the Bajra P-305 which was sunk during the cyclone Tauktae.

Officials said that the search operation is still on for 78 missing people aboard the P-305 boat in Mumbai. On the other hand, the number of deaths due to the storm in Gujarat has increased to 33.

14 bodies recovered from Bombay High:

The Navy was told on Wednesday that its soldiers have so far saved 184 of the 273 people on the barge P305 while battling extremely bad weather. He told that all the people present on the two other barges and an oil rig are safe.

It is noteworthy that these barges were trapped in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai a few hours before the cyclone Tauktae hit the Gujarat coast. A Navy spokesman said, "As of Wednesday morning, 184 personnel on the P305 have been rescued. INS Kochi and INS Kolkata are returning with these people to Mumbai port. "The search and rescue operations are on with the help of INS Teg, INS Betwa, INS Beas, P81 aircraft and helicopters," the spokesperson said.

IMD issues Alert:

Naval warship INS Kochi arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday with 125 of the rescued people from the Bajra P305. This barge was sunk in the Arabian Sea due to being trapped in the cyclone Tauktae. 273 people were present on the barge, out of which the Navy has so far saved 184 people.

Capt Sachin Sequeira, commanding officer of INS Kochi, told reporters, "Our vessel has returned from P305 carrying 125 of the 184 people rescued so far". Operates from Nine to ten meters high waves are rising in the sea. In such a situation, the situation is difficult for search and rescue operations. "INS Kochi left Mumbai on Monday to save the people present on the barge.

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