Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

Kerala Floods: Death Toll Rises To 85. Red Alert Issued For Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad

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The death toll due to rains in Kerala rises to 85, while 53 continue to remain missing and 32 injured. Close to 2.5 lakh people are currently in 1,326 relief centers.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that weather updates show heavy rain could persist for two more days in the state.




The India Meteorological Department forecasted heavy rains for Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad, and have therefore issued red alerts.

Flight operations at the Kochi international airport resumed on Sunday afternoon, after a two days closure due to inundation of the runway area.

Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi visited a relief camps and spoke to people sheltered there.

“I spoke to the PM and told him to make sure that the Centre should give full support. It’s up to them. People need to be rehabilitated and both governments (state and Centre) are responsible. There is a disaster and we are working together. I don’t want to blame anyone. All political parties are working together. I have given my recommendations as an MP,” Rahul Gandhi said.


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