Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 174; Munnar hill station remains cut-off
Death toll in Kerala rises to 174. Three bodies were recovered from Pathanamthitta, taking the death toll in Kerala floods to 174. Hill station Munnar remains cut-off as it received 127 mm rainfall.The Indian Air Force and Army relief and rescue teams on Friday started food packet distribution among marooned people in different places in Kerala as the situation triggered by the state’s worst floods in a century remained grave. Rescue teams are carrying out round-the-clock operation but many people in the state are still marooned. More than 25 trains were cancelled or rescheduled in the state on Thursday, and the Kochi airport has been shut till August 26. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the state in the evening to take stock of the situation.