Kerala floods: Images after worse deluge in a century

Kerala floods: Images after worse deluge in a century

Uday Shankar, President of 21st Century Fox Asia, and Chairman & CEO of Star India said, "The rains have wreaked havoc in Kerala, which is facing its worst floods in a century". Till now 324 people have lost their lives due to this flodd.

"Our humanitarian colleagues, as well as the country team in India, have been following the recent floods very closely".

People trapped without food, water and electricity anxious about being left without help as their phone batteries were dying.

More than 1.5 lakh people are in over 1,000 relief camps while almost 75,000 houses have been submerged in water.

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

Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water have been sent to the state.

Alappuzha District Collector S. Suhas said since morning 150 boats including house boats have been engaged in rescuing people and "today (Saturday) we have by now evacuated about 75 per cent of people who were waiting to be rescued".

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has asked the defense ministry to step up a relief and rescue operations in Kerala. "Praying for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala", Prime Minister tweeted.

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At least 194 people have died in flooding in Kerala since torrential rains began on August 8, and 36 more are missing, according to Kerala's disaster management office.

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

With no end to the deluge in sight, people all over the state of 33 million have made appeals on social media for help, saying they can not make contact with rescue services.

The state faces an "extremely grave" crisis, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while giving the latest figures, told the media late on Saturday that the flood relief work is going on in full swing and things are slowly coming under control and more helicopters and personnel would be engaged in the rescue and relief operations on Sunday. Another 80 reached danger levels, according to Vijayan.

On top of tourist cancellations, Kerala's rubber industry has been hit by the floods. While the users are doing a commendable job by informing authorities about the people stranded, they are also hinting at a lukewarm response by the national media over the natural calamity in the state. The worldwide airport in the city of Kochi have been suspended due to flooding. "Please, please!" state legislator Saji Cherian said on a Kerala-based TV news channel, the Indian Express newspaper reported. The state power company said that only one million people were affected, however.

The chief minister of the southwestern state has estimated that two million people have been forced to move into relief camps since the monsoon season brought torrential rains three months ago.

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