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Kerala floods: Red alert in Idukki, 5 columns of Army deployed in northern districts

At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across rain-battered Kerala due to flooding and landslides caused by the torrential downpour in the state.


Severe rainfall continued to wreak havoc in several parts of Kerala. There is a flood-like situation in several parts of the state. Unrelenting rains in Kerala have caused rising water levels and flooding across the state. In a pre-empt action to tackle the situation, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed six flood rescue teams at Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Palakkad to carry out Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) work. In Malappuram, locals witnessed a rare scene in which a road got washed away after flash flood. As heavy rain continues to lash Kerala, two more shutters of Idukki dam were opened on Friday morning to accommodate the additional flow of water.The floodgates were opened to increase the water flow into the Periyar river to 125 cuses. Taking note of the flood situation in Kerala, which claimed the lives of at least 22 people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday offered all required assistance to state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday announced a relief fund worth Rs. 10 crores for flood-hit Kerala. The Chief Minister has also directed his Chief Secretary T.M. Vijayabhaskar to send relief materials and a team of doctors to the state.

In pics: Kerala battered by heavy rains, death toll reaches 26  

In pics: Kerala battered by heavy rains, death toll reaches 26 on Business Standard. At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across...

In pics: Kerala battered by heavy rains, death toll reaches 26  

In pics: Kerala battered by heavy rains, death toll reaches 26 on Business Standard. At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across...

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