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Kerala’s worst flood in 10 points: 80 dead, 1.5 lakh in relief camps, 35 dams brimming

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Aug 16, 2018 01:48 PM IST

The flood situation in Kerala worsened on Thursday with the number of casualties going up to 80 and rail, road and air services paralysed as the state reeled under the worst natural disaster in its history.

The flood situation in Kerala worsened on Thursday with the number of casualties going up to 80 and rail, road and air services paralysed as the state reeled under the worst natural disaster in its history.

Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, Kerala.(AFP file photo)
Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, Kerala.(AFP file photo)

Here are the top updates on Kerala floods:

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•Kochi metro services have been suspended

• Train services have been disrupted at many places. Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari trains suspended after main bridges were swept away.

•Railway officials said all trains in the state will run at a speed of 30 km an hour to avoid accidents.

•Kochi airport has suspended operations till Saturday

•More than 1.5 lakh people are in relief camps

•For the first time authorities were forced to open shutters of 35 of its 39 dams

•In Malappuram, a family of nine was washed away as their house collapsed on Wednesday

•Idukki, Ernakulam and Pathanamthitta districts are worst affected

•Marooned people have flooded the chief minister’s website with SOS pleas

•Weather office has forecast two more days of rains for the state.

Watch: Indian Air Force airlifts man in flood-hit Pathanamthitta

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