• Monday, August 15, 2022

INDIA

Kerala floods give way to stench and uncertainty

FLOODS: An aerial view shows partially submerged houses and church in Kerala

By: Keerthi Mohan

The overpowering stench that fills the air in the Kerala town of Aluva is an inescapable reminder that while the filthy floodwaters may subside, the full toll of the devastating monsoon deluge will take time to emerge. The rain had barely stopped falling in the town on the outskirts of the southern Indian state’s main city, Kochi, and abandoned cars, sodden furniture and mattresses filled the streets while dirty black water still flowed above knee-level. A foul smell greeted people arriving at the Union Christian College, where classrooms and halls became a relief camp for up to 4,000 at the…

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