22 dead in Kerala after heavy rain, landslides


At least 22 people have died in Kerala due to heavy rains and landslides, the Home Ministry said on Thursday.

According to Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre, 22 people have lost their lives due to the heavy rains and landslides on Wednesday night.

According to a home ministry spokesperson, of the total deaths, 11 people died in Idukki district, five in Malappuram district, three in Wayanad, two in Kannur and one in Kozhikode.

Four teams of the National Disaster Response Force, comprising 45 personnel each, have left Chennai for Kerala to assist the rescue and relief operations.  

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The Telegraph, 9 August, 2018, https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/22-dead-in-kerala-after-heavy-rain-landslides-dgtl-251126?ref=india-new-stry

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