Kerala Floods: 6 people rescued by NDRF in Wayanad

Kerala Flood

Kochi, Aug 11: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on saturday rescued six people including 3 children from a village in Mananthavady Taluk in Wayanad district of Kerala. 

Due to calamity, at least 29 people lost their lives so far. The deaths were reported from Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram districts.

Since Wednesday, the South Indian state is witnessing heavy rainfall.

Relief camps have been set up in different parts of Kerala as normal life continues to be affected due to floods.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today announced compensation of Rs four lakh each to the families of deceased.

India Meteorological Department issued Red alert for Idukki and Wayanad till Aug 14 and Orange alert till Aug 15.

While in Kannu, Red Alert has been issued till Aug 13 and Orange alert till Aug 15.

Earlier in a day, Vijayan along with Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts of Wayanad.

Meanwhile, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services has also issued a tidal flooding warning for the southern state from August 11 to 15.


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