Kerala Floods: Death toll increases to 79

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Kerala Floods: Kerala Rains (Monsoon) continued to destroy the state on Thursday. Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan held an emergency assembly and then issued the subsequent statements: Condition of the state is grave, and most villages were affected. Water degrees are likely to increase further. He also requested people on banks of Periyar, Chalakkudy rivers need to be careful.

The monsoon was started in June 2018 in India. From that day, heavy rainfall was happening in Kerala. Last month, all the dams were filled in Kerala. Now it overflowing into the city. And most of the people were died because of this Kerala floods.

Endless rains and landslides claimed some other 29 lives with the death counts increasing to 79. Flight operations at the Kochi airport had been suspended till Saturday as officials said a red alert was sounded in all of the 14 districts in Kerala state. And the flights are diverted to Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) and Calicut.

The public transport system has been collapsed in lots of areas in Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro also suspended their operations on Thursday due to Kerala floods. The situation in Kerala persisted to deteriorate with rains wrecking havoc in most parts of the state.

consistent with weathermen, heavy rainfall accompanied through gusty winds with speed accomplishing 60 kmph, is expected in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alapi (Alappuzha), Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kozhikode districts. The Civil Aviation Ministry accepted to the state’s request to utilize the other airports in Kerala, diverting the flights to Mumbai and other places as an alternative.

As rains continued to batter Idukki, the sluice gates of the dam were additionally reopened in the wee hours of Wednesday after the water level touched 142 feet mark. Tensions also surged between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the growing water levels in the Mullaperiyar dam.

 

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