Worst floods in 100 years, 324 lives lost, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 17, 2018, 06:29 PM(IST)

Rescue workers search for the bodies of missing persons after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains and floods, at Nenmara in Palakkad on Friday, Aug 17, 2018. 10 people have reportedly died in the mishap. Photograph:( PTI )

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan put the death toll at 324 and described the floods as worst in 100 years.

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As the state plunged deeper into misery today with hospitals facing shortage of oxygen and fuel stations running dry, Vijayan said 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps.

''Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps. Your help can rebuild the lives of the affected,'' he said. 

The CM sought donations and tweeted a link by clicking on it people can donate for the flood victims. 

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Vijayan also stated that road recovery after the flood is going to be a ''long one''. 

''For the people of Kerala, the road to recovery is going to be a long one. Your help no matter how small will be a step to restore normalcy,'' he said.  

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