Published On: Sat, Aug 25th, 2018

Kerala Flood Took 293 Lives: Government

Death toll of Kerala flood has reached to 293 and fifteen people are still missing, reveals latest report released by the state government.

Kerala Flood Took 293 Lives- Government

Maximum number of deaths was reported from the hilly district of Idukki, which is closest to the dam the shutters of which were opened on August 9, a day after the heavy rain started, after about 26 years. Disaster Management State Control Room figures reveals more than fifty people have died here and 10 people are still missing.

In Thrissur 43 died, in Ernakulam 38 people lost their lives, and 34 deaths were registered in Alappuzha. In Malappuram 30 people died. The report further reveals more than 8.69 lakh people are currently living in 2,287 relief camps.

Kerala chief ministers Pinarayi Vijayan said the state faced its worst flood in 100 years. He is now emphasizing on sanitation activities so that water-borne diseases does not outbreak in Kerala.

The CM added government has managed cleaning of 1,31,683 houses until now though it accounts to just 31 percent of the total affected houses and electricity has been restored for 23.36 lakh connections.

He further mentioned district collectors have been authorized to withdraw share from State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) from a tatal allotted amount of Rs 242.73 crore.

The state government had earlier declared to be offering Rs 10,000 to 3,91,494 families in 14 districts.

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