Over one million flee to relief camps after Kerala floods


MORE THAN one million people have fled to relief camps to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people in India’s southwestern state of Kerala, officials said Tuesday (21). About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one Kerala legislator, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters. A total of 1,028,000 people were now recorded in about 3,200 relief camps across the state, a state government spokesman told a news source. Six more bodies were found Monday (20), he added, taking the toll to more than…

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