Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357

Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357

Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357

He said authorities had already isolated three people with chickenpox in a camp in Aluva, about 250km (155 miles) from state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Help has been pouring in from all over the world, but the state "doesn't need food and clothes", according to Union minister KJ Alphons.

As the rain fury finally abated on Sunday, 724,649 people remained in 5,645 camps in Kerala following "one of the worst ever floods" that has left about 370 dead and caused unprecedented destruction.

Vijayan later tweeted that the prime minister has sanctioned Rs 500 crore as immediate relief.

IAS officers in Andhra Pradesh have pledged to donate their one day's salary to Kerala, which has been reeling under severe floods, the worst in 100 years. "The Prime Minister should declare this crisis as a national disaster".

President Sheikh Khalifa has formed an emergency committee to organise relief assistance.

Agriculture minister V S Sunil Kumar said at least 42 villages in Kole wetlands in Thrissur were inundated after the Karivannur river changed its course following breach of a bund road. The district collectors are working as coordinators and providing supplies.

"When the flood waters came, we were not anticipating a calamity of this kind", he said.

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Modi also assured the state government that relief materials, including food grains and medicines, would be provided, as requested.

He said the department was preparing to deal with a possible outbreak of water-borne and air-borne diseases in the camps. "We are also ready to extend all other assistance and support that may be needed to tackle the calamity". There is no electricity or mobile connectivity.

At St Peter's Square in the Vatican yesterday, worshippers held aloft signs reading "Pray for Kerala", a state with a large Christian population. The biggest challenge right now is to rebuild.

Vijayan said the next task would be to help people get back to normal life.

Thousands of rescuers were continuing efforts to reach out to stranded people and get relief supplies to isolated areas by hundreds of boats and almost two dozen helicopters, said P.H. Kurian, a top disaster management official in Kerala.

At least two trains carrying about 1.5 million liters (400,000 gallons) of water were moving to the flooded areas from the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Indian railway official Milind Deouskar said, according to the Press Trust of India news agency. "The only problem is transporting it". "The central government and public have cooperated well in this effort to fight this disaster".

According to India's weather bureau, since the beginning of June more than 321 centimetres of rain has fallen on the hilly central Kerala district of Idukki, which is now nearly cut off from the rest of the state. From Aug 20, commercial flights will be allowed to resume work from the Indian Navy's runway in Kochi.

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