India monsoon flooding, landslides leave almost 200 dead, hundreds of thousands evacuated

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147 thousands evacuated

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147 thousands evacuated

According to the latest figures provided by the state government, the death toll touched 93 in Kerala and around 2.52 lakh people are put up at 1,332 relief camps across the state.

Seventeen deaths have been reported from Kozhikode where over 43,000 people have shifted to 177 relief camps.

As many as 16 people, including four farmers, have been killed by lightning in five districts, including Purulia, East Midnapore and Hooghly, in West Bengal since Sunday.In Gujarat, the Indian Air Force rescued almost 125 people stranded on a road washed away by floods due to heavy rainfall in Kutch district of Gujarat, officials said on Monday.

Meanwhile, a holiday has been declared for all the schools, colleges and professional colleges in 9 districts, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kottayam, Kannur, Alappuzha, Wayanad, Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram on Wednesday, sources said.

At least six people died in Chamoli district on Monday in landslides triggered by heavy rain.

Fifty-eight persons are still missing, of whom 50 are in Malappuram, where the toll is 24, the highest in the state.

Meteorologists have said torrential rains are still likely to hit Kerala over the next two days, India Today reported.

At the camps, he interacted with the people, asked them about their loss and the things they need. "The home minister in his aerial survey of flood-hit areas chose to go only to BJP ruled states of Maharashtra & Karnataka". Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday directed district collectors to ensure all necessary facilities for people living in relief camps and sanitation drive is being conducted in a proper manner in flood-hit places. "On 16th Aug, I'm going to Delhi to meet PM regarding this", he said, adding, "I request Government of India to release 10,000 crore immediately". "We expect the flows to reduce in the next four-five days if there aren't any more rains".

Authorities made a decision to declare holidays for all educational institutions in nine out of the 14 districts in the state. Flight operations from the global airport at Kochi resumed on Sunday afternoon, two days after it was shut due to inundation of the runway area following heavy rains. At present, 1239 relief centres are functioning in the state. However, floods have also affected Gujarat, Assam and Bihar. As per IMD, the light to moderate rainfall is likely to continue.

In the national capital, it was a sultry day on Monday, with light rains in the afternoon.

While the Safdarjung observatory recorded 3.2 mm rainfall, the Palam and the Ridge area observatories received 5.1 mm and 1.2 mm downpour respectively.