Two years after Ockhi, Kanyakumari fishermen feel trapped in a whirlpool of misery

Eight years before the nightmare of Ockhi befell the southern coast, fishermen and their families were battered by another cyclone — Phyan. | All photos - Prabhakar Tamilarasu
C Gilbert, 57, can still feel the sting of the wind whipping his face, the angry sea leaping up to swallow his brother C Josebath. The fisherman from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari district lost his brother to Cyclone Ockhi that struck the country’s southern coast two years ago in November, killing more than 250 people and ripping apart several homes and hearts.
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