Death toll rises to 92, about 59 are still missing in Kerala

Kerala Floods Search for Missing Persons Continues After Landslides

Kerala Floods Search for Missing Persons Continues After Landslides

Muslims comprise 88.73 lakh of Kerala's 3.34 crore population and a large number of them live in districts like Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargode, areas worst affected by the rain.

Twelve people have so far lost their lives and sever are missing in neighbouring Wayanad district, which also witnessed a landslide at Puthumala in Meppadi. The toll is expected to go up as 50 people are still missing in Malappuram.

Rescue operations in Maharashtra's flood-hit Kolhapur and Sangli districts are over, officials said, adding that with waters receding, the focus is now more on providing essential supplies to the affected people.

More than 250,000 people across the state's worst-affected districts including Wayanad, Malappuram, and Kozhikode have been shifted to relief camps. In the 212 relief camps in the district over 35,000 people have taken shelter, an official release said.

Almost 150 people have died and more than 400,000 people have been forced to flee their homes following days of torrential rain that triggered catastrophic flooding and mudslides in southern India.

Floods and landslides across southern and western Indian states have killed almost 200 people over the past week as the Indian Army intensifies its relief operations to help thousands stranded in desperate need of rescue.

Taking to Facebook, Gandhi appealed people to donate water bottles, sleeping mats, blankets, sanitary napkins, biscuits, rice, sugar, vegetables at different collection centres in Malappuram district. This is not only a Wayanad issue, this is a Kerala issue, this is a Karnataka issue.

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Vijayan, during a review meeting with collectors through video conference, also asked district authorities to provide temporary lodging for those who had lost their houses, even after the relief camps are wound up.

The six people suffocated to death, the centre said.

This was communicated to the chief secretary by the union minister of state for home affairs.

The Maharashtra government placed prohibitory orders on flood-hit Kolhapur between August 12 and 24, drawing criticism from opposition, who said that this will hamper rescue and relief operations run by volunteer groups.

"An Army official Vishnu and his family had come visiting his relatives here and is reported missing", said a local resident who managed to flee the landslide.

He also told the gathering that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday seeking help for flood-hit Kerala.

The IMD issued a warning indicating heavy to very heavy rains in ghat sections of western Maharashtra over the next two days, encompassing Pune, Satara and Kolhapur.

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