Kerala: Death toll due to flooding and landslides following heavy and incessant rains in the state has risen to 26. Heavy rains in Kerala have caused disaster since the past week. Many have been evacuated due to the floods and the landslide in a number of districts. Idukki, Malappuram, Palghat, Kozhikode, Wayanad and some parts of Kannur are the worst affected areas in the state.
According to the Times now an official person said yesterday that Karnataka has rushed relief materials costing Rs 10 crore to the neighboring state. The Kerala government has urged Karnataka to help the flood-hit state and the latter had agreed to release 75,000 cusecs water from Kabini reservoir in Mysuru to fight the floods.
"Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy directed state Chief Secretary T.M. Vijaya Bhaskar to rush relief materials and a team of doctors to Kerala, reeling under heavy rains and flash floods," a statement read.
The columns, 75 workers each in one column, were deployed at Ayannukulu, Idukki and Wayanad along with two more that are deployed in Malappuram and Kozhikode. At least 22 tanks have been opened to drain out the over water as the water level has been increasing in a number of dams.