Kerala

Four more 'Ockhi victims' identified

The bodies of four more suspected Cyclone Ockhi victims, which were kept at the Kozhikode Government Medical College mortuary after post-mortem, have been identified through the DNA test conducted at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.

The test result, which was released on Saturday, identified the Tamil Nadu victims as Josebeth, 48, Sanjikannu, 46, Xavier, 48, and Silvester, 46.

With this, 14 out of the 21 bodies kept at the Medical College have been identified.

The district administration has come up with various supportive measures to quickly release the identified bodies to the victims’ families for conducting the funeral at their home towns. Body of Josebth was released on Saturday to his family members.

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