Floods wreak havoc from Gujarat to Kerala, death toll crosses 100
Mumbai / Ahmedabad / Thiruvananthapuram / Bangalore
The floods are increasing in havoc from the western part of the country to the southern states. Heavy floods sichuation in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat remain critical. According to the news received, 136 people have died so far. Not only this, there is a possibility of severe rains for many more days and in view of this, the Kerala government has ordered military teams to conduct operations by making rescue units and air lift the trapped people. Flight service from Kochi International Airport will resume on Sunday, two days after water entered the runway area due to heavy rains and floods. A spokesman for Cochin International Airport Limited said, flight operations will begin from Sunday afternoon. On the other hand, nine bodies have been recovered from yesterday’s landslide in Nilambur in Malappuram, 63 people are still missing.
The flood situation in Kerala and Karnataka on Saturday remains grim, the death toll rise 83 from landslides, while more than 4 lakh people have been evacuated in Maharashtra and 19 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Gujarat, Has gone.
At least 12 people have died in Maharashtra, where the water level has started rising in Sangli and Kolhapur districts, these areas are the worst affected by the floods in Maharashtra. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that 57 people have died in 80 landslide-related incidents in eight districts of Kerala.
About 1.25 lakh people have been displaced in Kerala. Wayanad and Kozhikode have been the worst hit due to floods and rains where around 25-25 thousand people have become homeless. So far, 42 people have lost their lives due to rain-related incidents in the state. Since August 8, 80 landslides have been reported in eight districts. Many people are still feared trapped under the debris following major landslides at Kavalappara in Malappuram and Meppadi Puthumala in Wayanad. Red alert has been issued in Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts.
According to official sources, several landslides occurred near Maranahalli in Sakleshpur. The entire Panne Mangaluru village was inundated due to the rise of Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district. Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa asked the people of the state not to worry. He said that the top priority of the government is to take relief measures.
There were signs of improvement in flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli districts of Maharashtra as water started receding from different areas submerged. Three more bodies have been found in the incident of overturning the boat on Thursday near the village of Brahmnal in Palus tehsil of Sangli district. Nine people died after drowning. In this way, the death toll in this incident has increased to 12. Many others are suspected to be missing. 26 navy teams are deployed in Kolhapur and Sangli districts. 110 navy personnel and 26 boats are engaged in rescue and relief work. More than four lakh people have been evacuated in Maharashtra. Until the flood situation improves, these teams will be deployed.