Kerala rain Update: Death toll escalates, IMD issues red alert

SUKIRTI MISHRA 09/08/2019 10:50 AM

Kerala. The constant rainfall in Kerala over past 2 days has created a flood like situation, claiming 4 more lives on Friday. The death toll has scaled to 10. Till Friday morning, 330 relief camps have been set up sheltering around 22,500 people. The India Meteorological Department issued a red alert on Friday in 4 districts, viz, Wayanad, Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode. Forecasting more rains across Kerala, the IMD has alerted
of “excessively heavy” rains at isolated places in these areas. 5 districts have also been issued an orange alert. 

The incessant rainfall has impacted train services across the State. Kochi Airport operations were suspendedtill 3 pm. Several towns in Kozhikode, Kannur and Malappuram districts have been flooded due to overflowing rivers. A temple, church, a few houses and vehicles have been buried beneath the mud, while several people are feared to be missing. 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought the army's help and additional 13 more units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for the rescue and relief operations.

Rahul Gandhi has also stepped in to aid people of his constituency. He ensured to speak to PM Narendra Modi to see maximum help is extended to Wayanad. In Wayanad, a huge landslide at Meppadi has marooned around 2,000 people. A temple, mosque and estate workers quarters have collapsed in the area. 







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