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Rajnath takes stock of situation in Kerala

ANI  |  Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] 

After days of incessant rainfall leading to floods in Kerala, along with Vijayan and KJ Alphons on Sunday undertook an aerial survey of the flood-affected regions in the state,.

As per latest information, 33 people were dead and six were missing in rain-related incidents in the state. Vijayan confirmed death of 33 people and six missing. "Such destruction has never before been witnessed in the state. The entire state has come together in these circumstances, and we are ready to do whatever is necessary," said Vijayan.

To help the state cope with the situation, from at has launched Operation Sahyog, which is coordinated by the Indian Army's and sub-area, headquartered at

Pangode Military Station, under and sub-area of the Indian Army, deployed three columns of the exclusively in two flood-affected districts of the state, Aluva in district and Adimali in district. The is actively engaged in the relief operations.

In addition to the evacuation of villagers, stranded tourists and establishment of connectivity, the relief operation included distribution of medicine and in relief camps at Adimali, in district.

Over 1000 people including elderly women and children have been rescued in areas where the Indian Army's ten columns comprising more than 40 composite teams are working round the clock to ensure that the last person stranded in the floods is rescued.

floods due to incessant rains have wreaked havoc in several districts of the state. From past few days, normal life in many parts has been disrupted. The areas which were worst hit are Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Idukki, and Mallapuram districts.

The assured in its release, "The troops of the and the are operating continuously to help and rescue civil population from these inundated areas."

According to the release, "In addition to the composite teams, there are more than three including more than 100 personnel of the who is establishing temporary bridges on washed away roads, removing debris and using Assault Boats to traverse the inundated areas in the rescue missions.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 17:27 IST