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Kerala Floods: PM Modi Speaks To CM As Death Toll Due To Heavy Rains, Landslides Rises To 21

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan because the toll from disastrous flooding brought on by heavy rains and landslides in hilly areas of two central Kerala districts rose to 21.

“Loss of life toll as a result of heavy rains and landslide in Kerala stands at 21 (Kottayam – 13 and Idukki – 8): Kerala’s Info & Public Relations Division knowledgeable, as reported by information company ANI.

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PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote: “Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and mentioned the state of affairs within the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Authorities are engaged on the bottom to help the injured and affected. I pray for everybody’s security and well-being”.

“It’s saddening that some individuals have misplaced their lives as a result of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Condolences to the bereaved households,” he added.

It’s saddening that some individuals have misplaced their lives as a result of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Condolences to the bereaved households.


— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 17, 2021

 The dying toll reached 21 as rescue employees recovered extra our bodies from the rubbles on Sunday.

On Saturday, State Income Minister Ok Rajan stated that the rescue employees had recovered 15 our bodies from the particles and slush of the landslides that had hit varied locations of the Idukki and Kottayam districts.

“The rescue employees have recovered 15 our bodies until now. This contains 12 our bodies from Koottickal in Kottayam, one physique from Peerumedu, and two which had been recovered yesterday from Kanjar in Idukki district,” Rajan had advised information company PTI.

Kerala Chief of Opposition VD Satheesan, who visited Kokkayar and Koottickal, alleged that the state authorities didn’t launch rescue operations in time within the affected areas.

A household of six together with a 40-year-old man, his 75-year-old mom, 35-year-old spouse, and three lady kids aged 14, 12, and 10 had been killed at Koottickal in Kottayam district as their home was swept away within the landslide.

In the meantime, the heavy rains have subdued a day after they wreaked havoc within the state.

IMD Forecast & Reduction Work

In its forecast, India Meteorological Division stated yesterday’s Low-pressure space over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Kerala has develop into much less marked and now seen as a trough from south Inside Karnataka to south Tamil Nadu at decrease ranges.

“Underneath its affect, remoted heavy rainfall very seemingly over Kerala and Mahe on seventeenth October 2021 and important discount thereafter,” it stated.

Thereafter, a contemporary spell of the easterly wave is more likely to have an effect on south Peninsular India from October 20 and trigger pretty widespread rainfall with remoted heavy falls seemingly over Kerala from October 20 and more likely to proceed for subsequent 3-4 days, it added.

Minister Rajan, earlier than leaving for Kokkayar in Idukki to coordinate the rescue mission, knowledgeable the rescue operations are happening at varied locations because the rains have subdued within the state.

Earlier, an Military workforce had arrived on the affected websites and launched a search operation for the lacking individuals.

A Navy chopper additionally reached the affected areas with aid supplies. It was knowledgeable that the Navy helicopter has been deployed to distribute meals kits and different important supplies in areas of Koottickal and Kokkayar the place landslides have occurred.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday urged the individuals of Kerala to train excessive warning even because the weatherman has withdrawn Purple and Orange alerts for the south-central districts of the state and requested the general public to observe the directions of the authorities.

“The weatherman has warned about robust wind and lightning until right this moment night. Presently, the despair, shaped within the Arabian sea, has weakened. Nonetheless, there are possibilities that it’ll rain until night. Yellow Alert has been issued by the IMD for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode,” CM P Vijayan wrote in a Fb submit, as quoted by PTI.

He additionally knowledgeable that throughout the state 105 aid camps have been opened and extra camps can be arrange if wanted.

“NDRF groups have been deployed to Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram districts. Instructions have been issued to deploy 5 extra groups to Idukki, Kottayam, Kollam, Kannur, and Palakkad districts. Two choppers of the Air Power from Coimbatore have reached Thiruvananthapuram,” the Chief Minister added.

In an early morning operation, NDRF groups have rescued practically 80 individuals who had been stranded in waterlogged areas of Pathanamthitta district, PTI reported.

Climate officers had knowledgeable that Peerumedu within the hill district of Idukki acquired 24 cm rains until 5.30 PM on Saturday.

Computerized climate stations in North Paravur reported 38mm rains, Muvattupuzha (89.5mm), Palluruthy (34 mm) and Neeleswaram in Northern Kerala district had acquired 125.5mm of rain until 8.30 PM on Saturday, they added.

(With Inputs From Companies)

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