“We just want to have an evaluation and whatever best we can do and what more we can do, that is what we are going to discuss,” Union health minister J P Nadda said during his visit to flood-affected areas in Thrissur. read more
Flood-battered Kerala appears to be staring at an epidemic outbreak with as many as 28 people reported to have died of rat fever since August 1, including at least nine in one week, across the state read more
An elderly woman is rescued in a cooking utensil after her home was flooded in Thrissur, Kerala, on August 16, 2018. The torrential rains in Kerala have left over 30,000 people homeless, killed more than 160, destroyed crops and disrupted air, rail and road traffic within the state for a week. Different studies, however, have found that climate change and deforestation were the main causes of an increase in rainfall.