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Kerala floods: 16 feared dead, 9 in landslides - CNN

Thu, Aug 09, 2018, 06:03 PM
Heavy rains lashing Kerala from the past few days have caused floods in Periyar river and landslides in Idukki district, claiming nearly 20 lives. At least nine people have died in landslides and seven are missing, it is reported. Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarai Vijayan has urged the Centre for help of the Armed Forces and National Disaster Relief Forces (NDRF) to help in evacuation and rescue operations. The situation is the worst in the state in the past 2.5 decades, with the government having to open one shutter of Idukki dam to release excess water.
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