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Death toll reaches 113 in flood-hit Kerala, 29 still missing

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 17, 2019, 01.34 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

As rains continue to wreak havoc in Kerala, the death toll has gone up to 113 with 29 still missing, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) informed on Saturday.

''Update on #KeralaFloods (08/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 09:00AM): 113 lives lost; 29 missing. Total number of camps: 805. There are 129517 persons from 41253 families in these camps. Initial estimates count 1186 houses as fully damaged; 12761 houses suffered partial damages,'' Kerala chief minister's office tweeted.

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Malappuram remained the most affected district where 50 people have lost their lives so far.

Among the 14 affected districts, 17 deaths were reported in Kozhikode, 12 in Wayanad, and 9 in Kannur. 

The state government has set up 805 camps for 1,29,517 persons from 41,253 families.

On August 14, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of people who lost their lives due to floods in the state.