Flood creates havoc in South-West India


Flood The death toll in the floods ravaging the southern and western states on Sunday mounted to 178, with the situation remaining grim in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Flight operations at the Kochi International Airport resumed on Sunday afternoon, two days after it was shut due to inundation of the runway area.In Kerala, over 2.27 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,551 relief camps.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged the state and central governments to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the floods in the state and promised to do everything possible to get the people back on their feet.
The Southern Railway cancelled 10 trains including the Mangaluru-Thiruvananthapuram Express, Maveli Express, Malabar Express, Kannur-Ernakulam Intercity Express and the Ernakulam-Bengaluru Intercity Express on Sunday .
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said “Our preliminary estimate of losses is Rs 10,000 crore, but I personally believe that the losses will stand between Rs 30,000 crore to Rs 40,000 crore. We have urged the central government to release Rs 3,000 crore immediately as assistance.”

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