Environment & Nature

Kerala Flood 2019: Death Toll Reaches 76, Intensity Of Rain Reduces

BP World Bureau | Aug 12 2019 05:36:58 PM
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Heavy rains and landslides have claimed 76 lives in Kerala and 58 people are still missing. Over 2.5 lakhs people have moved to 1,639 relief camps. 265 houses have been damaged in 82 landslides.

Armed forces and rescue teams continue to work on the flood-affected areas Malappuram and Wayanad. Indian Air Force deployed one Mi-17 V5 helicopter to the northern districts of Kerala.

However, the Intensity of rain has reduced. The state saw mostly moderate rain in the past 24 hours. Flood water started receding in Malappuram and Kozhikode. A red alert has been withdrawn from all 14 states. An orange alert has been issued in six days.

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Kochi International Airport started functioning on Sunday. But, Southern Railway was forced to cancel four trains - Okha Ernakulam express, Barauni-Ernakulam Raptisagar, the Thiruvananthapuram-Ahilyanagari express and the Kochuveli Hyderabad special trains on Monday.

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi visited the affected areas. He told that he spoke to Prime Minister and requested full centre's full support.

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"People need to be rehabilitated and both state and central governments are responsible. There is a disaster and we are working together. All political parties are working together," said Mr Gandhi.

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MP Rahul Gandhi also appealed to the people to donate relief materials to people who have been displaced by the flood.