Sunday 21 Apr, 2019

Flood: Death toll has risen to 164 In 9 Days, PM Visits Kerala

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Thiruvnanthapuram: A total of 164 people have died in 9 days in the heavy rain in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the press conference.

The center has a positive attitude. The government is concerned with the seriousness of the problem. 1568 relief camps opened in the state Thousands are trapped in many places. NDRF saved 4,000 people. The district would be re-evaluated, CM said. It's trying to get everyone out today.

Meanwhile Mullaperiyar has no security threat.

CM said that the maximum numbers of people who are trapped in various parts of the state are now being rescued. Those who are isolated will be provided with immediate assistance and food. He was speaking to media persons after a high level meeting in Thiruvananthapuram.

Of the 52,856 families, 2,23,000 are staying in 1568 relief camps. Central and State Governments working together face the disaster. The state government is fully aware of the state. The Central Government understands the seriousness of the problem.

A high level meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to review the monsoon rains. A high level meeting in Delhi will also be chaired by the Cabinet Secretary. Air, Navy and Navy are participating in the event.

Meanwhile, CM spoke again with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister investigated matters relating to floods. In many places the rains continue to remain strong and therefore a serious situation exists, "he said.

The Prime Minister is arriving in Kerala today. Narendra Modi will arrive in Thiruvananthapuram today and will visit the flood affected areas of Kochi tomorrow. The Prime Minister will also discuss the issue with the Chief Minister.

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