The death toll in the flooding in India has exceeded 350 people
The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala in southwest India reached 357 people, reports India Today.
It is clarified that due to heavy rains the water level in the rivers is constantly increasing. Several cities were almost completely flooded. From the flood until 26 August closed the airport.
According to the channel, in the centers of temporary accommodation of the evacuees, about 800 thousand people. In search and rescue operations involved aircraft and helicopters of the Indian air force.
Over 350 killed in Kerala floods; rescue operations underway
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Flooding began due to monsoon rains that covered the state on August 8, they caused floods, mudslides and landslides. Local authorities said that the region faced the most destructive floods in the last hundred years.