Kerala Flood Situation Worsen

August 16, 2018

The floods in Kerala have claimed 72 lives so far. The Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed death of 35 people on Wednesday. The state has been put on a red alert. The state is facing the most dangerous flood in the history.

A holiday has been declared in all the educational institutions and University exams have been postponed. Cochin airport will remain shut till Saturday as the airport too is flooded. The railway tracks are submerged under water due to the heavy rains. All routes are either flooded or blocked due to mudslides.

The Weather forecast has predicted that heavy rains will continue for some more days worsening the situation further. For the first time in the history the state has opened 35 of its 39 dams. The state had asked for the help of army as the situation went out of their hands.

The Indian navy deployed 21 rescue and diving teams. 81 people have been rescued so far and provided with shelter and food after setting up of rescue camp.

The army is trying their best to rescue people by building bridges across flooded water. More than 1.5 lakh people have been saved and shifted into relief camps so far.

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