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Flood Update: Death toll stands at 72 in Kerala. 40 each in K'taka & Maharashtra


SUKIRTI MISHRA 12/08/2019 10:28 AM
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New Delhi. The peak of south-west monsoon season has been marked with heavy rainfall, followed by inundation across many states in India. Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra are the worst affected. Death toll in these places is constantly rising even as rescue operations by national and state disaster relief agencies, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are underway. Situation remains dismal in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat where death toll has touched 97.

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Death toll in Kerala floods has risen to 72. The missing people count stands at 57, while 32 injured people are reportedly receiving medical aid, as per the reports of State Government. Reports state 265 homes have been totally damaged in floods. Around 2.51 lakh people are dwelling in 1639 relief camps. 

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told that authorities have been put on high alert as weather updates notify of heavy rain for 2 more days in the state. In the wake of heavy rainfall, red alert has been issued by the IMD for Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad. Flight operations at the Kochi international airport resumed on Sunday afternoon, 2 days after being shut due to inundation of the runway area. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited a relief camp in Wayanad and spoke to the people sheltered there.

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