Death toll from South India Floods, Rahul & Amit Shah reaches Kerala, Karnataka
The rain continued to get some relief from the hand. But the flood situation in Kerala has no signs of improving. Three bodies were recovered on Sunday. In the last three days, three people died there. The number of homeless people has already exceeded 1.5 million. The situation has worsened in neighboring Karnataka. There are more than four million people homeless.
The weather office also issued a red alert on Sunday in three districts of Kerala – Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasaragod. State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that in all, 9,8 relief camps have been opened. There are 5,900 family members taking shelter. Many more people are stuck in multiple places, including Wayanad, Malappuram. In the last three days, more than five incidents of erosion have been reported from eight districts, he said. So far, Pinarayi Vijayan has not applied for Kerala. However, some groups are campaigning on social media to prevent people from donating to relief funds. All political parties should oppose this.
Before the flood situation in Kerala, the Prime Minister sought the help of the Prime Minister and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. He himself reached Kozhikode on a two-day tour. He will visit various relief camps, including Nilambur, Mampad, and Advannapara. He also plans to hold a separate meeting with the district governor of Mallapuram
On the other hand, the situation in neighboring Karnataka is also of great concern. There were at least 5 lives lost. More than four million people without homes. Belagavi was the most affected. Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the area on the same day by pressing on an army helicopter. Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and Union Minister Prahlad Joshi were accompanied by the state. He promised all kinds of help to the state government.
Earlier, Yeddyurappa confronted the media on Saturday. He said that about 1,000 villages of the six districts of Karnataka are still submerged. The traffic is also closed to the number 6 national highway connecting Mumbai and Bengaluru. No car can reach Karnataka from Mumbai that way. Everyone is coming to Solapur.