New Delhi: Around 25 people have died in floods and landslides due to heavy rainfalls in the South-Western part of India. The rescue teams have been scouring for any survivors who are stuck in the muddy debris and the military are flying in the emergency and climate aid supplies.
Residents were cut off in several regions of Kerala as the heavy showers intensified from Friday, swelling up the rivers and flooding roads.
In the Idukki district, almost 11 bodies have been found so far and the other 14 are scoured from Kottayam district after the area was hit by flash floods and landslides, officials stated on Sunday.
Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area and around 100 relief camps have been established in Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister stated.
The army, air force and naval forces are assisting with rescue operations and flood relief to the people who are struck by the heavy rainfall in the coastal state. Officials could not estimate how many people were missing.
“It was my livelihood. Everything is gone,” a landslide victim said.
“The hill broke off near us. There has been a lot of damage and loss. The house has gone. Children have gone,” a woman from Koottickal district said.
PM Narendra Modi has also shared his condolences via tweeter and stated that the authorities were working altogether to help the ones who were affected by the natural disaster.
The India Meteorological Department said the heavy rainfall which is caused by a low-pressure region over Kerala and the southeastern Arabian Sea, is expected to ease off on Monday.