new Delhi: The situation is bad in many states of the country facing the flood. The floods have created havoc especially in the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. More than 200 people have lost their lives due to floods across the country. The biggest loss is in Kerala. 72 people have died here. 58 people are missing. The same situation is for Maharashtra and Karnataka. An alert for heavy rains has been issued in Karnataka.
Kerala: 72 dead in floods, over 2 lakh people in camps
Kerala received heavy rains in the last few days and due to this the death toll has reached 72. At the same time, 2.54 lakh people have to be displaced in relief camps. People are taking shelter in more than 1,600 relief camps in all 14 districts of the state except Kollam. The highest number of 54 thousand people have taken shelter in the camps in Malappuram.
Chief Minister Vijayan said, "The rainfall has come down. This is good news for the personnel involved in relief and rescue operations in the worst affected areas." The most affected places are near Mepadi in Wayanad district and Kavalpara in Malappuram district and its surrounding areas. Here rescue teams are working hard to recover the dead bodies of people trapped under a huge pile of mud.
Earlier in the day, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad reached Kozhikode and first proceeded towards Kavalpara, where he reached a church. There 360 â€‹â€‹people had taken shelter. He heard the problems of the people there and assured them that all possible help will be given to them. Rahul can visit Wayanad on Monday and visit some relief camps and affected areas.
40 dead in Karnataka, demand for Rs 3,000 crore package for flood relief
Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday demanded Rs 3,000 crore assistance from the central government for relief work in 14 flood-affected districts of the state in the northwest and coastal areas, which have been affected by heavy monsoon rains and storms since August 1. More than 40 people have died due to floods in Karnataka.
Yeddyurappa told reporters, "I have demanded Rs 3,000 crore central assistance for relief work. Heavy monsoon rains and floods in 14 districts of the state in the northwest, central and coastal areas have brought 24 people during the last 10 days Has died and around 14,000 houses have been damaged.
Army, Navy accelerate rescue operations in flood affected states
Emergency response teams of the Indian Army and Navy have intensified their rescue operations to rescue thousands of people stranded in the flood-ravaged Maharashtra and South Indian states after heavy rains last week. In several districts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, rivers are flowing along its banks, crossing reservoir danger and landslides.
However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a decrease in rain since Sunday. IMD said, "There is low pressure level in Saurashtra and northern parts of Kutch. Rain in Gujarat, Kerala and Karnataka may be slow since Sunday" Indian Navy officials said on Sunday that it was stuck in Sangli district alone in Maharashtra. To assist the people, 12 teams of Emergency Response Force have left.