Underwater prayer meet held for fishermen killed by Cyclone Ockhi

NewsflarePublished: January 2, 2018
Published: January 2, 2018

A team of scuba divers has held an underwater prayer meet in India to pay homage to fishermen killed by Cyclone Ockhi.

Twelve divers – 10 of them drawn from the affected fishing community – dived to a depth of eight metres near Kovalam in South India and prayed for 22 minutes.

The multi-religious team read prayers according to their individual faiths from laminated sheets of paper. They prayed for those who died and those who are still missing at sea.

Severe tropical cyclonic storm Ockhi which struck parts of South India in November killed 65 fishermen, according to official estimates.

Scores of fishermen, who went missing in sea, are yet to be traced.

The under water prayer meet was organised by Friends of Marine Life (FML), a local NGO, and Bond Ocean Safari, an underwater adventure sports group.

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