At least 350 Dead and 800,000 Displaced After Flooding in India


At least 350 Dead and 800,000 Displaced After Flooding in India
At least 350 Dead and 800,000 Displaced After Flooding in India

About 350 people are died after the worst flooding in the century affected southern India’s Kerala state, according to according to CNBC report.

More than 800,000 people are affected by the flood which hit the place on Sunday, August 20, 2018, according to officials.

The local government is continuing it to resecure stranded people by providing relief supplies to areas which are isolated due to the heavy flood, according to said P.H. Kurian, a top disaster management official in Kerala.

Close to 10,000 people are expected to stranded and we are working to resecure them using hundreds of boats and nearly two dozen helicopters, as there is considerable weather improvement in the area, he added.

According to CNBC report, an estimated 800,000 people were sheltered in some 4,000 relief camps across Kerala, Kurian said.

Though the condition gets seems improved local weather officials predicted more rains across the state.

Weather officials have predicted more rains across the state through Monday morning.

The flood which affected the area was triggered by the heavy rain from downpours started on Aug 8.

The heavy rain caused landslide caused homes and bridges collapse across the area.

According to officials, estimated to 10,000 kilometers of roads and the across Kerala state has washed away and damaged.

One of the major Airport in the state, which founds in Kochi city was closed following the flood.

In addition to the dispatched military units which are expected to help the aid workers, the central government has promised to send 70 million dollars aid to the local government.

On Saturday, Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, inspected the flooded landscape from a helicopter.

India is one of the world ’s which frequently affected by floods following the monsoon season.

According to reports, this flood is registered as the worst flood which affected India in the century.


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