Emirates to carry 175 tonnes of relief cargo to Kerala

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More than 175 tons of flood relief cargo will be carried to  the southern Indian state of Kerala by Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo which is reeling under the flood from the past couple of weeks.

A dozen flights to transport the relief goods will be sent by the  airline company. The relief goods has  been donated by scores of organisations and UAE-based businesses to transport.

Thiruvananthapuram— the nearest online Emirates station to the areas which are most affected by the heavy downpour and flooding.
Emirates Airline on Friday wrote on their twitter account, “Emirates SkyCargo joins the UAE community in their support of the people of Kerala, India by transporting over 175 tons of flood relief cargo.#UAE supportsKerala.”

Blankets, lifesaving boats and dry food products, among other goods will be given to the local organisations which are undertaking several ground-level measures in order to provide relief to victims in the flood-stricken Kerala.

This has been the worst flood in Kerala in a century and the entire world has come forward to provide aid to the deluged state in the need of the hour. The devastating flood has claimed the lives of 357 people  so far, and the state has incurred a loss of Rs 19,512 crore.

 

(Featured image: Arabian Business)

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