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Rain Fury: Death toll rises to 86, 61 still missing in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi To Visit Flood Hit Constituency Camps In Kerala Today Rain Fury: Death toll rises to 86, 61 still missing in Kerala
Deanna Wagner | 14 August, 2019, 05:13

He also told the gathering that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday seeking help for flood-hit Kerala.

Over 35,000 people are in 196 relief camps in Wayanad district.

While the water has started receding in many flood-affected districts, the weather department has predicted "light to moderate rains" till in north interior Karnataka.

Over 200 people have lost their lives in the recent monsoon rains in four flood-hit states of Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, while nine people were killed in landslides in Uttarakhand and Jammu following heavy rains. "We have rescued around 480,000 people, over 50,000 animals and set up around 1,100 relief camps which have over 300,000 people", a Karnataka government official told AFP.

The party urged the Centre to provide all assistance to the State.

Both Maharashtra, where Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara were some of the worst affected districts, and Karnataka, where floods devastated coastal and northern parts of the state, sought relief from the Centre. At least 40 people were confirmed dead in Karnataka, and at least 400,000 displaced.

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Local emergency personnel and troops from the army, navy and air force have been roped in for ongoing search, rescue and relief operations across the affected regions.

The rescue operation teams were seen evacuating senior citizens, women, children, and others by carrying them either on their shoulders or palanquins through the debris of landslides and floodwater.

Also, five people were killed in West Bengal and Odisha in rain-related incidents on August 12.

The city's arterial road, Mahatma Gandhi Road has been flooded as a result of the continuous and heavy downpour. Flight operations from the worldwide airport at Kochi resumed on Sunday afternoon, two days after it was shut due to inundation of the runway area following heavy rains. The six were buried under the rubble of their damaged houses, according to Hindustan Times reported.

Kerala's respite from rains turned out to be short lived as the weathermen issued a red alert in three districts of Ernakulam, Idukki and Alappuzha on Tuesday, even as the death toll due to flooding and landslides in the state rose to 91. Two buildings were also swept away. The heavy rains also impacted travel in the region, disrupting train and airport connections.