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Floods wreak havoc in Maharashtra, K'taka, Kerala

Last updated on: August 09, 2019 21:26 IST

Incessant downpour battered several states, including Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka, on Friday, with landslips and floods throwing normal life out of gear.

-- Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 28 people have died over the past three days in rain-related incidents in the state, which is again at the receiving end of the nature's fury.

-- At least 40 people are feared trapped under debris in major landslides that took place in Wayanad and Malappuram.

-- Rail, road and air transport took a hit in the state with several trains being cancelled and the CochinInternationalAirport shut till August 11 due to water-logging in almost 60 per cent region of its operational area.

 

-- Over 64,000 people have been shifted to 738 relief camps across the state. 

-- Over 2.85 lakh people have been evacuated due to the devastating floods in western Maharashtra's five districts, including the worst-hit Kolhapur and Sangli, with the death toll reaching 29 on Friday.

-- A total of 34 rescue teams are working in Kolhapur and 36 in Sangli. These include teams of the National Disaster Response Force, Navy, Coast Guard and State Disaster Response Force.

-- In Karnataka, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said 12 people have died in rain-related incidents.          

-- The floods and rains have left a trail of destruction in vast areas of north, coastal and Malnad districts of the state.

IMAGE: Army personnel shift residents to a safer place from flood-hit area after Krishna river water level rose due to incessant monsoon rainfall, in Sangli. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Planes stand parked at Cochin International Airport as all operations were suspended following water-logging in the runway area, in Kochi. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: People cross a flooded street using a boat during heavy rain in Kannur. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Army and NDRF personnel carry out a rescue operation in a flood affected area of Ernakulam district. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A house submerged with water after heavy rain in Kozhikode. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Aluva Mahadeva Temple gets submerged after heavy rainfall. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: A workshop submerged under water after heavy rain in Kozhikode. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Flood water rushes from under the Kovilkadav Bridge in Munnar. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: An aerial view of flood-affected areas in Sangli. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: IAF helicopter conducts rescue operationin the flooded-affected area. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Rescue operation by IAF helicopter in flooded-affected area in Maharashtra. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: 12 Navy teams have been deployed in the flood-devastated Sangli district. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Stranded trucks at Pune-Bangalore National highway due to submerged highway flooded by Panchganga river near Kolhapur, at Wathar village in Karad. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Locals stranded as a part of the road collapsed after water from Kabini reservoir in HD Kote was released following heavy monsoon rainfall in Mysore. Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: A rescue team moves through the water during coordinated relief and rescue operations by Army Forces in flood-affected areas of Masaguppi village in Belgaum district. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A view of a flood-affected area due to overflow of a water channel following heavy monsoon rain in Hubballi district. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A view of over 150 years old railroad submerged in floodwater following discharge of water from Kabini dam after overflow in Kapila river near Sri Srikanteshwara temple, on Mysore-Nanjangud road. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Officials conduct search for bodies washed away due to incessant rainfall in flood-hit areas, at Meppadi in Wayanad. Photograph: / Rediff.com

IMAGE: Villagers stranded at their home due to incessant rainfall in flood-hit area of Thankamani in Idukki district of Kerala. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: National Disaster Response Force conduct rescue and relief operation at a flooded area in Kolhapur district. Photograph: PTI Photo
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