New Delhi, Aug 11 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached at a relief camp in Boodanam Church in Nilambur, Malappuram and meets flood-affected people in his Lok Sabha constituency, Wayanad, to review the flood situation in Kerala.
The death toll has crosses 60 and over 1.5 lakh people shifted to around 1,300 camps across the rain-battered state, the Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the coming days.
“For the next few days I will be based in my Lok Sabha constituency, #Wayanad that has been ravaged by floods. I will be visiting relief camps across Wayanad and reviewing relief measures with District & State officials,” Gandhi tweeted.
Kerala witnessed landslides in Wayanad and Malapurram districts as heavy rains led to a flood-like situation in the state and huge landslide at Meppadi cut-off around 2,000 people there . A temple, mosque and estate workers quarters have collapsed in the area.
Nine bodies have been recovered so far in the incident of landslide that occurred at Kavalappara, Nilambur in Malappuram district on August 8.
Rahul Gandhi expressed displeasure over the situation and has urged his party cadres to provide aid to the affected people.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a red alert in nine districts of the state, predicting heavy downpour. The districts where a red alert has been issued are Dukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad among others.
Due to flooding, land slides and trees and boulders falling on railway tracks caused by heavy rains, and consequent disruption of rail traffic, following changes have been made in train services in Kerala.