Death toll rises to 93 in Kerala Floods

Vastavam web:The death toll in the Kerala floods increased to 93 on Tuesday with an “extremely heavy rain” warning issued for three districts, even as the weather in deluge-hit Karnataka and Gujarat improved, allowing authorities to speed up rescue and relief operations. Odisha, which is being battered by heavy showers since last week, on Tuesday saw a flood-like situation in parts of the state. The flood toll stands at 215, with 93 deaths in Kerala, 43 in Maharashtra, 42 in Karnataka and 31 in Gujarat.

Two rain-related deaths were also reported from Uttar Pradesh where several parts saw heavy overnight showers. In Kerala, a red alert has been issued for Ernakulam, Idduki and Alappuzha as extremely heavy rains are expected in central areas of the state. The flood-hit northern parts are slowly limping back to normalcy, officials said.