Rain fury in Kerala continues; 42 dead, over 1 lakh in relief camps

Heavy rains in Kerala claim 42 lives, over one lakh in relief camps.

As Kerala continues to battle the torrential downpour lashing its shores, death toll has risen to 42 in rain-related incidents, including flooding and landslides, with over one lakh people moved to relief camps, officials have said.

Twenty people have been killed in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, and nine have died in Wayanad in rain related incidents since August 8, officials said quoting reports received till 7 am.

In 988 relief camps across the state, 1,07,699 persons have been shifted. In the worst affected Wayanad, 24,990 persons are in such camps, they said.

 

(Agencies)