Three fishermen were killed after a ship hit their boat at Munambam, off the coast of Kochi, in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
The incident reportedly happened at 3 in the morning and the boat had gone to sea on Monday evening.
According to the information available, the boat has been completely destroyed in the accident. There were a total of 15 fishermen in the boat, out of whom 12 have been rescued.
According to reports, fishermen in other boats first saw the accident and rescued the 12 fishermen. The Coast Guard and the Navy have reached the spot and are now helping with the rescue operations.
The details of the the ship involved in the accident are not yet known. According to Mathrubhumi, the name of the boat was â€˜Oceanicâ€™.
While the authorities are yet to confirm the identities of the people in the boat, primary reports say that they are all residents of Kulachal.
The Kerala government said it is looking into the accident.
In a similar incident, in 2017, two fishermen were killed when their fishing boat was hit by a cargo vessel in the wee hours of the morning.
This is a developing story.