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Kerala rains: Death toll reaches 76, Rahul Gandhi helps the distressed

The death toll in Kerala reaches 76, with more than 2 lakh evacuated to relief camps, even as the rains have started subsiding in several areas.

Fifty-eight persons are still missing, of whom 50 are in Malappuram, where the toll is 24, the highest in the state.

32 have been injured in flood-related incidents. Search operations continue in Meppadi, Wayanad and Kavalapara, Malappuram.

With the recovery of more bodies, including 24 from Malappuram, 17 from Kozhikode and 12 from Wayanad since August 8, the toll has gone up to 76.

Centre and rescue teams have distributed relief materials like food, clothes, medicines, to the ones who have been displaced from their homes.

Many people in Kerala decided to opt-out of Eid, with many celebrating grimly.

Rahul Gandhi takes note of the flood situation

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached on Sunday to his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad, which is one of the worst-affected in the state.

He visited a relief camp at the hill town of Thiruvambady in Wayanad.

“In this tragedy we all are standing with you”, he said, addressing the people in the camp.

“I have come here with sadness. There is a tremendous tragedy in Wayanad. I also know today is a festival. Though it is not a happy occasion, I still wish you for Eid,” he said.

He also said that he has urged the Prime Minister for assistance.

“As your MP, I called CM & requested him to help here as aggressively as possible. I also called the PM and explained to him the tragedy that has taken place here &the need for support from the centre”, he said.

 

Four trains were fully cancelled on Monday — Okha Ernakulam express, BarauniErnakulam Raptisagar, the Thiruvananthapuram-Ahilyanagari express and the KochuveliHyderabad special trains, a Southern Railways press release said this morning.

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