Kerala floods declared ‘calamity of severe nature’


New Delhi: The Central government has declared Kerala floods as a calamity of severe nature, said the Ministry of Home Affairs, in a statement today.

“Keeping in view the intensity and magnitude of the floods and landslides in Kerala, this is a calamity of a severe nature for all practical purposes,” a home ministry official said.

At least 216 people have lost their lives in the rains, floods and landslides in Kerala where over 7.24 lakh displaced people have been sheltered in 5,645 relief camps.

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