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Kerala rains: Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey, announces additional relief of Rs 100 cr


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala on Sunday. He was accompanied by Tourism Minister KJ Alphons and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Kerala rains: Rajnath Singh to undertake aerial survey of flood-hit state today

[Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 37, state on high alert]

At least 37 people were killed, nearly 54,000 left homeless while dams and rivers overflowed, parts of highways collapsed, and homes were swept away in severe flooding across the state as the heavy downpour continued for the fourth day on Saturday.

[Flood alert in Tamil Nadu, Kerala remains grim]

Torrential rains and landslides during June-September monsoon season have ravaged farmlands and prompted massive evacuation efforts in Kerala state.

Rajnath Singh was expected to travel to the state on Sunday to take a stock of the relief and rescue operations, Kurian added.

[Kerala floods: Red Alert for Idukki and Wayanad till Aug 14]

Kerala state authorities have taken the unprecedented step of opening the gates of 25 water reservoirs to prevent potentially disastrous breaches.

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