• Monday, August 15, 2022

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Kerala floods: Toll 324, thousands homeless as more rain expected

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

By: Admin Super

THE worst floods in a century in the south Indian state of Kerala have killed more than 300 people and forced more than 220,000 into relief camps, officials said today (17), with more misery expected as heavy rain pushed water levels higher. Prime minister Narendra Modi is due to visit the state later today and its chief minister said he was hoping the military could step up help for the rescue effort, which is already using dozens of helicopters and hundreds of boats. “I spoke to the defence minister this morning and asked for more helicopters,” chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan…

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