Photos | Kerala floods: 72 dead, 58 missing, over 2.5 lakhs affected

Rekindling memories of last year’s floods in Kerala that killed over 400 people, the state is witnessing flooding this year as well. Till now, 72 people have been killed, 58 are missing and over 2,5 lakh have been affected. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that well-planned efforts have reduced casualties in the state, adding that the state was closely monitoring the situation in view of an India Meteorological Department red alert in the districts of Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad.

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The flooded coastline in the north of Kochi. Incessant rains that triggered flooding has claimed 72 lives across the state, according to a data of Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA). KSDMA has released a district-wise data between August 8 and August 11 till 9 pm in which it states that 58 people were still missing as the state continues to battle with flood fury. (PTI)

The flooded coastline in the north of Kochi. Incessant rains that triggered flooding has claimed 72 lives across the state, according to a data of Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA). KSDMA has released a district-wise data between August 8 and August 11 till 9 pm in which it states that 58 people were still missing as the state continues to battle with flood fury. (PTI)

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Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district. Over 2.5 lakh people across 14 districts were affected from heavy downpour while 32 people sustained injuries due to flood-related incidents. (REUTERS)

Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district. Over 2.5 lakh people across 14 districts were affected from heavy downpour while 32 people sustained injuries due to flood-related incidents. (REUTERS)

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A woman clears out the water from her flooded house at Paravur on the outskirts of Kochi. Operations at the Cochin International Airport resumed on Sunday after a two-day break following the inundation of the runway area due to water from the nearby Periyar river entering the premises. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

A woman clears out the water from her flooded house at Paravur on the outskirts of Kochi. Operations at the Cochin International Airport resumed on Sunday after a two-day break following the inundation of the runway area due to water from the nearby Periyar river entering the premises. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

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Flood-affected people sit inside a school, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Eloor near Kochi. The state government said proper preparations were helping prevent damage. Over 225,000 people were shifted to 1,550 relief camps, and water levels in major dams were not worrying at the moment, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. “Well- planned efforts have helped reduce casualties,” he said after a review meeting in state capital Thiruvananthapuram. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

Flood-affected people sit inside a school, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Eloor near Kochi. The state government said proper preparations were helping prevent damage. Over 225,000 people were shifted to 1,550 relief camps, and water levels in major dams were not worrying at the moment, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. “Well- planned efforts have helped reduce casualties,” he said after a review meeting in state capital Thiruvananthapuram. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

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Volunteers, local residents and members of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search for survivors in the debris left by a landslide at Puthumala at Meppadi in the Wayanad district of the Indian state of Kerala on Saturday. (AFP)

Volunteers, local residents and members of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search for survivors in the debris left by a landslide at Puthumala at Meppadi in the Wayanad district of the Indian state of Kerala on Saturday. (AFP)

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Flood-affected people are moved to a safer place at Paravur in Ernakulam district. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad in view of heavy rain forecast. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

Flood-affected people are moved to a safer place at Paravur in Ernakulam district. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad in view of heavy rain forecast. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

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Army personnel continue rescue operations in flood hit Wayanad on Saturday. In the worst-hit Puthumala in Wayanad, which was struck by a massive landslide on Thursday, eight people were still missing and search operations are on, said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (ANI)

Army personnel continue rescue operations in flood hit Wayanad on Saturday. In the worst-hit Puthumala in Wayanad, which was struck by a massive landslide on Thursday, eight people were still missing and search operations are on, said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (ANI)

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Marooned Residents use the bamboo shaft to cross a stream at the flooded area of Kochi. The Army, Navy, Coast Guard, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police force, volunteers and fishermen are involved in the rescue operation in various places. According to the Southern Railway a number of trains, including the Jamnagar Express, Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Duronto and Kochuveli-Amritsar Express, have been cancelled. (ANI)

Marooned Residents use the bamboo shaft to cross a stream at the flooded area of Kochi. The Army, Navy, Coast Guard, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police force, volunteers and fishermen are involved in the rescue operation in various places. According to the Southern Railway a number of trains, including the Jamnagar Express, Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Duronto and Kochuveli-Amritsar Express, have been cancelled. (ANI)

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