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Rahul Gandhi appeals to all Congress workers to help flood-stricken states

New Delhi | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has appealed to all of his party members to help those in need and ensure their safety in all the flood-stricken states.

He called the flood situation ‘grim’.

He wrote on Twitter,” The flood situation in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Assam & Bihar is grim, with lakhs of citizens stranded or displaced. I request Congress Party workers in the affected states to do all they can to help those in need & pray that the flood waters soon subside”.

 

Nearly 43,000 people have so far been evacuated from flood-hit and rain-affected areas of Karnataka, where the rain fury has left nine people dead, authorities said on Thursday.

The worst-hit was Belagavi district, where six persons have lost their lives, while 40,180 people have been evacuated.

Two persons lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttara Kannada district, from where 3,088 people have been evacuated till date, and one in Shivamogga, according to official figures.

A total of 43,858 people from affected districts in northern, coastal and Malnad regions have so far been evacuated by joint rescue teams comprising Fire and Emergency department, State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force and Army, official sources said.

District administrations are on high alert and are prepared to tackle any emergency arising out of heavy discharge from reservoirs, the statement said.

(With PTI inputs)

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