Death toll nears 200 in four flood-hit states, rescue operations intensify

NDRF personnel carrying out a rescue operation flood-hit areas of Wayanad in Kerala

Listing the essential items that are in shortage, Rahul Gandhi, who has been visiting areas affected by floods and landslides in his constituency since Sunday, posted an appeal on his Facebook page. "I think the Central government needs to pay attention and aggressively support the people of these states", the Congress leader told reporters at Kalpetta after attending a review meeting with government officials on the flood situation in his constituency.

The total number of people in camps has come down marginally as in some districts people have started returning to their homes.

Vijayan, during a review meeting with collectors through video conference, also asked district authorities to provide temporary lodging for those who had lost their houses, even after the relief camps are wound up.

Heavy rains in most districts of the state have left 85 people dead and over 2.60 lakh people holed up in around 1,500 relief camps across the state.

He also said that he has urged the Prime Minister for assistance. "We have rescued around 480,000 people, over 50,000 animals and set up around 1,100 relief camps which have over 300,000 people", a Karnataka government official told AFP.

In the past seven days, the Indian Navy has rescued over 14,000 people from flood-affected areas of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka under operation "Varsha Rahat".

Ten bodies have been recovered and seven people are said to be missing.

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Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the IAF, state disaster response forces and local administration are providing relief and conducting rescue operations in states hit by monsoon fury.

The floods, which were triggered by release of water from dams in the region and Almatti, displaced more than four lakh people.

While the monsoon rains are crucial to replenishing water supplies in drought-stricken India, they kill hundreds of people across the country every year.

According to the weather bulletin by IMD, there is no red alert in any district, but more rains are predicted in the coming three days.

In the hill state of Uttarakhand, which is being lashed by heavy rains, six persons, including a woman and her nine-month-old daughter, were buried alive in landslides in three different villages in Chamoli district.

Due to the strengthening of low pressure in Bay of Bengal, extremely heavy rains are expected to lash the several parts of the state, director of IMD, Thiruvananthapuram, K. Santosh said.

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