Kerala flood death toll jumps to 324

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Kerala—The death toll climbed to at least 324 in Kerala flood as the search and rescue efforts undergoing and around 220,000 people became homeless; and scores are still trapped following the incessant downpour, informed authorities.

It was said a worst monsoon in Kerala in nearly a century old time frame. The devastating flood triggered landslides sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region’s worst inundation crisis. Officials warned of further torrential rain and strong blow of winds over the weekends. According to information, thousands of troops and fishermen carried out rescue attempts through helicopters and boats through out the southern state which is also popular for its tropical hills and beach among the international tourists.

The state is “facing the worst floods in 100 years”, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Twitter, adding that at least 324 lives have been lost so far, Guardian further reports-roads are damaged, mobile phone networks are down, an international airport has been closed.

The death toll is expected to rise further as thousand of people are still stranded. Landslide, burial and sweeping way were the major causes of killing. The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi had reached Kochi to take stock of the flood situation in the state that saw trebled flood in last 24 hours of 10 days flood.

Published on: August 18, 2018 2:56 pm

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