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Kerala floods: At least 264 died due to disaster since May 29, says CM

On Thursday, eight more people died in Palakkad district as the rains continued to lash the state

Kochi: Rescue officials assist villagers out of a flooded area, following heavy monsoon rainfall, near Kochi on Wednesday (Photo: PTI)
Kochi: Rescue officials assist villagers out of a flooded area, following heavy monsoon rainfall, near Kochi on Wednesday (Photo: PTI)

At least 264 people have died since May 29 due to heavy rain, flood, and landslide in Kerala, the state government said. On Thursday, eight more people died in Palakkad district as the rains continued to lash the state. Districts like Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Kannur, Palakkad and Wayanad are facing severe floods and landslide. "From May 29 to August 15, 256 people died due to monsoon disaster in the state," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. Vijayan said that both the central and the state governments are working together to address the ...