Monsoon Updates: Death toll due to floods climb to 95 in Kerala, 58 in Karnataka
New Delhi, Aug 15: Torrential rains lashed many states of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 153 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three rain-related deaths were reported in Madhya Pradesh, where heavy downpour was witnessed. Heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the Mahanadi in Odisha is likely to cause a "medium flood" in the river, Water Resources Secretary P K Jena said. According to a forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), some areas in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are expected to have heavy to very heavy downpour on Thursday.
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Vijayawada: 70 crest gates of Prakasam Barrage have been lifted, with huge inflows of floodwater reaching the reservoir from Pulichintala project on Krishna river. #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/chdtwJJi3T— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2019