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Death toll rises to 121 with 21 still missing in flood-hit Kerala

People walk through floodwaters after a landslide in Meppadi, Wayanad district, in the Indian state of Kerala. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 19, 2019, 12.38 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

As rains continue to wreak havoc in Kerala, the death toll has gone up to 121 with 21 still missing, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

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

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According to data, a total of 1,75,373 people are staying at 1,057 rescue and relief camps across the state.

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.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed solidarity with the flood-affected states and assured all possible support required in tackling the situation.

Hundreds of lives have been lost in flood-hit Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar and Assam where thousands of hectares of crops have been washed away.

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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.