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Death toll mounts to 102 in flood-hit Kerala

An aerial view of the submerged town of Malappuram as floodwater increases after incessant rainfall in Kerala. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 14, 2019, 05.51 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

As rains continue to wreak havoc in Kerala, the death toll has gone up to 102, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) informed on Wednesday.

KSDMA has released a district-wise data between August 8 and August 14 till 3 pm in which it stated that 59 people were still missing across the rain-ravaged state while 35 injured due to flood-related incidents. 

Earlier, chief minister office tweeted that forecasters predict heavy rainfall in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur districts.

''Forecasters predict that Moderate to Heavy rainfall with wind speed reaching 35 to 45 kmph is very likely to occur at one or two places in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur districts,'' CMO Kerala tweeted.

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Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of people who lost their lives due to floods in the state. 

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Earlier, chief minister's office tweeted that forecasters predict heavy rainfall in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur districts.