Hospitals have readied anti-venom and flood victims returning home in Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. After several cases of snakes being found inside houses, Vava Suresh, a well-known snake handler, has been brought in.
This unaddressed aspect of the plight of children in relief camps, traumatised by the horrors of murderous flood, has forced a city-based NGO to launch a unique ‘toy collection’ drive for them read more
Kerala floods: Sights of death and destruction are all around. Many areas in Pandanad near Chengannur in Alappuzha district are still covered in mud and slush as animal carcasses are strewn around and their stench has filled the air. read more
Officials said there was no dearth of food and essential supplies as the relief material from across the country had begun pouring in. They admitted co-ordination remained a problem given the sheer magnitude of the disaster. read more
The death toll in Kerala in the current spell of heavy rains climbed to 174, and to 324 overall this monsoon season, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday, as the ‘grave’ situation triggered by the state’s worst floods in a century left thousands homeless, destroyed crops, and disrupted air, rail and road traffic for a week. Boats were used to rescue people stranded in Alappuzha and other parts of Kerala. (HT Correspondent )read more