HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Shah, in his tweet, has stated that the centre was keeping a keen observation on the situation in Kerala and has assured all possible help to the state.
  • Amid heavy rainfall in the south and central regions of the state, an approximate number of 18 people have lost their lives.
  • The local administration is being assisted by the Army, Navy and the Air Force, besides the NDRF in the rescue operations.

On Sunday, union Home Minister Amit Shah promised that the centre will provide all possible help to Kerala to deal with the damages caused by the disastrous situation. Amid heavy rainfall in the south and central regions of the state, an approximate number of 18 people have lost their lives. The numbers are expected to rise. Shah, in his tweet, has stated that the centre was keeping a keen observation on the situation in Kerala.

The home minister has tweeted, “We are continuously monitoring the situation in parts of Kerala in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding. The central government will provide all possible support to help the people in need. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already been sent to assist in the rescue operations. Praying for everyone’s safety.”

In the meantime, the rainfall has turned out to be moderate in the central part of Kerala on Sunday morning. According to the reports of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rainfall is likely to continue as “light to moderate” in several parts of the state, in the next 24 hours.

The reports have further stated that heavy rainfall will continue only in some parts of Kerala. The situation was attributed to be “hectic” by CM Pinarayi Vijayan in his facebook post. However, K Rajan, the revenue minister of the state has stated the situation to be “under control”. The local administration is being assisted by the Army, Navy and the Air Force, besides the NDRF in the rescue operations.

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