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Town in India’s Kerala devasated by floods, chief minister says rescue operation nearly over

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By ITN News Editor August 23, 2018 13:39

Town in India’s Kerala devasated by floods, chief minister says rescue operation nearly over

Flood rescue operations were reaching their “final stages”, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday (August 22) as residents of one hill town returned to find their homes devastated.Munnar, a popular tourist hill town, was left in disarray after the heavy rainfall triggered landslides and flooded local houses.

Kerala state will seek to borrow more than 100 billion rupees ($1.4 billion) to finance reconstruction work after a disaster, Vijayan said on Tuesday (August 21).The worst floods in the state in a century claimed 383 lives, flattened tens of thousands of homes, and washed away roads and bridges. Around 1.3 million are sheltering in thousands of relief camps.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 23, 2018 13:39

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