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Kerala flood live: Situation unprecedented; many stranded; airport closed; death toll rises

Kerala flood situation remains precarious with water levels still rising dangerously in many rivers and people are stranded in many areas

Rescue officials assist villagers out of a flooded area following heavy monsoon rainfall, near Kochi

Kerala flood situation remains precarious with water levels still rising dangerously in many rivers and people are stranded in many areas waiting for help to arrive. Rescue operations are in full swing with army and local authorities heading efferent to secure lives and disburse aid materials to stranded people.

Highlights

44 rivers in Kerala are overflowing at present

33 water reservoirs in Kerala have opened their floodgates after incessant rain in catchment areas

Death toll reaches 75, more than 70,000 people in relief camps

12 of the 14 district in Kerala on red alert

Railway traffic affected in the state

One of three major airports in the state, Cochin International Airport shut down till Saturday

Holiday declared for all educational institutions in Kerala

Government has cancelled Onam celebrations

Death toll reaches 75

The flood toll in the south Indian state of Kerala jumped to 75 after 7 deaths were reported on Thursday.  25 people were reported dead on Wednesday, with more than 50,000 people seeking shelter in relief camps.

Kerala is battered by the monsoon every year but the rains have been particularly severe this season, flooding hundreds of villages and prompting the authorities to suspend flights in and out of the region.

“The situation is bad in many parts of the state and the number (of deaths) will likely increase,” a senior official from the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority said.

UAE embassy helpline numbers

UAE embassy in New Delhi has requested Emiratis in India to call for assistance on 00911126111111 in case of emergencies. They can also call State Department’s Call Center at 80044444, the embassy said in a tweet.

 

 

Kerala helpline numbers

Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has posted the emergency helpline numbers for various districts 

 

 

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