Death toll rises to 70 in Kerala floods, heavy rain may remain for 2 more days

Kerala flood death toll rose to 72 while number of missing people stands at 57 and 32 people injured are getting medical help. As per reports, around 265 houses have been fully damaged in Kerala due to flood situation.

In Kerala, over 2.51 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,639 relief camps. The toll in the flood fury has gone up 72 while 58 people still missing, according to the report issued by the state government at 7 pm Sunday.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that weather updates show heavy rain could persist for two more days in the state. Authorities have been put on high alert. The IMD has issued a red alert for Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad in view of heavy rain forecast.

Flight operations at the Kochi international airport resumed on Sunday afternoon, two days after it was shut due to inundation of the runway area. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited a relief camp in Wayanad and spoke to the people sheltered there.

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