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Consulate warns over heavy flooding in Kerala

Ahmed Aiham
09 August 2019, MVT 15:55
In this photograph taken on August 8, 2019, Indian Army personnel rescue people stranded in flood waters after heavy rains on the outskirts of Sangli in Maharashtra state. - Parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala are suffering one of the worst floods in recent years after heavy monsoon rains. (Photo by Uday DEOLEKAR / AFP)
Ahmed Aiham
09 August 2019, MVT 15:55

The Maldives' Consulate in Trivandrum, on Friday, urged caution over heavy flooding across the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Maldivians are advised to reach the Consulate through its hotline +919847702554 in case of emergencies.

The Maldivian Consulate in Trivandrum urging Maldivians in Kerala to take caution over heavy rains and flooding. PHOTO:

Kochi International Airport was shut down on Thursday, as rising waters submerged the runways.

According to AFP, more than 20 landslides were reported. Indian officials have confirmed 22 deaths.

Indian Minister of Defence Pinarayi Vijayan stated that over 23,000 displaced individuals were moved into 315 emergency camps across the state.

Nearly 500 people lost their lives during the devastating floods in 2018.

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