Kerala Floods & Landslide: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu expresses grief over loss of lives

So far 26 people have died due to floods and landslides in Kerala due to heavy rains since Saturday. The two hill districts Kottayam and Idukki are the worst affected.

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Published on: 18 Oct 2021 7:53 AM GMT
Kerala Floods & Landslide: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu expresses grief over loss of lives
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New Delhi: Many people have died due to floods in Kerala. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has condoled this. He said that the state and central governments are trying their best to provide assistance to the affected.

Venkaiah Naidu expresses grief:

Naidu tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the deaths due to floods in Kerala. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the safety of those affected by the floods. I am sure, the state and central governments are doing their best to provide relief and assistance to the affected people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the devastation caused by the rains with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Prime Minister tweeted, "It is sad that some people lost their lives in heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Officials are working on the ground to help the affected.

Heavy rain in Kerala:

Let us tell you that heavy rains and landslides are happening in Kerala. According to the State Information and Public Relations Department, the death toll due to heavy rains and landslides in Kerala rose to 21 on Sunday. Personnel from the three defense forces, Army, Navy and Air Force have been pressed into service for the rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the state.

Heavy rains have also lashed several parts of Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, causing flooding in Thirparappu Falls. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that intense rain activity over Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will reduce from today.


So far 26 people have died due to floods and landslides in Kerala due to heavy rains since Saturday. The two hill districts Kottayam and Idukki are the worst affected. Kottayam has the highest number of deaths at 11 and many houses have been washed away in the floods.

Incessant torrential rains have caused flooding in the areas of Courtallam Falls in Tenkasi district and Chinna Suruli Falls in Theni district. Forest department officials are laying siege to the waterfall areas to stop the people. South Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi are receiving heavy rains. According to the Meteorological Department, this rain is much more than the year 2019 and 2020.

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