More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

He tweeted that Kerala is facing the worst flood in 100 years. Till now 324 people have lost their lives due to this flodd.

More than 200,000 people have been forced into relief camps while access to food and other amenities has become hard.

Sheikh Mohammed on Saturday instructed the immediate formation of a national emergency committee tasked with providing relief assistance to the people affected by the floods in Kerala.

As the southwestern coastal state's chief minister sought military reinforcements to boost rescue efforts, a disaster management official said that, since the monsoon season started about three months ago, more than 320 people had died due to flooding and landslides.

Officials estimate more than 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) of roads have been damaged.

'My family and neighbouring families are in trouble, ' wrote Ajo Varghese, a resident of the coastal city of Alappuzha, in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.

A Reuters witness in Aluva town, almost 250 km (155 miles) from Thiruvananthapuram, said army helicopters airlifted up to 14 marooned residents, including children and elderly people from an apartment. "Please help", he added.

Barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasargode, the remaining 11 districts of Kerala continued to be on red alert and can expect more rains.

The football-mad state of Kerala is now suffering after being ravaged by one of the worst floods in its history, triggered by extremely severe monsoon rainfall.

According to India's weather bureau, since the beginning of June more than 321 centimetres (126 inches) of rain has fallen on the hilly central district of Idukki, which is now virtually cut off from the rest of the state.

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The Prime Minister was to be accompanied in his survey by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, State Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekheran and other top state officials.

Other distressed messages were shared online from people trapped inside temples and hospitals as well as their homes.

Dozens of dam and reservoir gates across the state have had to be opened as water levels reach danger levels, inundating many villages.

The flooded airport in the main commercial city Kochi has suspended operations until August 26, and rail and road traffic has been interrupted in many places.

At least 220,000 people displaced from across the state are taking shelter in more than 1,500 relief camps.

Popular tourist destinations like Munnar and Ponmudi are nearly cut-off because of bad roads due to landslides.

Both the CPI (M) and the Congress said on Saturday that the ₹500 crore relief announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was too little in the face of absolute devastation in Kerala due to unprecedented floods.

Saji Cherian, who represents Chengannur in the Kerala assembly, said he feared there were at least 50 dead in the town and broke down in tears as he pleaded for more help on Asianet TV late Friday.

The Indian home ministry says more than 930 people have now died across India since the country's monsoon season began. The state power company said that one million people were affected.

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