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Kerala Floods: 37 Killed; Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM for Help

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Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote to PM Narendra Modi urging him to extend his government’s support and financial assistance to the flood-ravaged areas of Kerala.

Calling it the “most severe disaster to have struck the state in the last five decades”, Gandhi asked the prime minister, “to release sufficient funds immediately to the State government to enable the state to respond effectively, and work towards restoring critical infrastructure.”

Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, 11 August, urging him for his government’s cooperation in the flood-ravaged areas of Kerala.

The government of Kerala on Saturday said 37 people have been killed, while nearly 54,000 people have been left homeless due to incessant rains witnessed in the state over the last three days.

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  • All districts of Kerala will receive “heavy rainfall” till 14 August, predicted IMD
  • 24 dams across the state have been opened, leading to flooding of towns and villages
  • More than 53,500 people are now staying in various relief camps across the state
  • A red alert has been issued for 8 districts – Wayanad, Idukki, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode
Updated: August 11, 2018 — 5:43 pm

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