Floods leave more than 200 dead in five states, 88 killed in Kerala

The toll in floods in India crossed 200 on Monday, PTI reported. Eighty-eight of these deaths were reported in Kerala. The Indian Navy said it had rescued more than 14,000 people from flood-affected areas of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka in the past week.

“In one of the historic operations held in this area in last three decades, our teams rescued 11,124 people from Maharashtra and Goa, and 3,115 from Karnataka’s flood-hit areas,” Rear Admiral Philipose Pynumootil, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area told the news agency.

A red alert has been issued for three districts in Kerala on Tuesday as extremely heavy rains are expected. The alert was issued for Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and in northern districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday.

Director of Indian Meteorological Department, Thiruvananthapuram, K Santosh said that because of the strengthening of low pressure in Bay of Bengal, extremely heavy rains are expected in several parts of the state.

As per the government’s update at 9 am, 88 people have lost their lives in the state since August 8 and the toll is likely rise as 40 people were still missing. Over 2.52 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,332 relief camps across the state.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday…

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