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IN PICS: Devastating images of floods wreaking havoc in Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Assam

IN PICS: Devastating images of floods wreaking havoc in Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Assam

  • In Karnataka, a 'red alert' has been issued for five districts — Shivamogga, Kodagu, Chikmagalur, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada — for August 9
  • In Kerala, the death toll in the massive landslide — which occurred on Friday and flattened a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district — rose to 27.
  • In Bihar, 73 lakh people have been affected by floods.
Several parts of India — Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam are battling floods amidst this coronavirus pandemic. Incessant heavy rains lashed parts of South India on Friday, triggering a massive landslide in Kerala that killed over 20. It has also caused water levels in most rivers in neighbouring Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to surge, prompting authorities to ask people to move to safer places.

This grim situation adds to India's misery as it comes at a time when the country is battling the COVID-19 crisis. India has added over 64,000 COVID-19 cases (the biggest one-day spike), and 861 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to review the situation of floods in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam

Here are some devastating images of floods wreaking havoc in Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam amidst this pandemic -

Swollen rivers and the flood-like situation continues to threaten lives and property in several parts of rain-ravaged Karnataka, where the death toll reached 12 on August 8.

Swollen rivers and the flood-like situation continues to threaten lives and property in several parts of rain-ravaged Karnataka, where the death toll reached 12 on August 8.
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Though there has been a respite from the rain in some parts, rivers continue to flow above the danger mark, inundating low-lying areas in several parts of Malnad, coastal and interior Karnataka.

Though there has been a respite from the rain in some parts, rivers continue to flow above the danger mark, inundating low-lying areas in several parts of Malnad, coastal and interior Karnataka.
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The weather department has issued a 'red alert' for five districts — Shivamogga, Kodagu, Chikmagalur, Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada till August 10 morning. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours.

The weather department has issued a 'red alert' for five districts — Shivamogga, Kodagu, Chikmagalur, Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada till August 10 morning. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours.
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The weather department has issued a 'red alert' for five districts — Shivamogga, Kodagu, Chikmagalur, Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada till August 10 morning. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours.

The weather department has issued a 'red alert' for five districts — Shivamogga, Kodagu, Chikmagalur, Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada till August 10 morning. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours.
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In Kerala, the death toll in the massive landslide — which occurred on Friday and flattened a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district — rose to 27. Over 40 people are still missing.

In Kerala, the death toll in the massive landslide — which occurred on Friday and flattened a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district — rose to 27. Over 40 people are still missing.
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In Bihar, 73 lakh people are affected by floods as rivers originating in Nepal and flowing through north Bihar, continued to swell.

In Bihar, 73 lakh people are affected by floods as rivers originating in Nepal and flowing through north Bihar, continued to swell.
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Administrations have set up 1420 community kitchens in Bihar, which have provided food for over 10 lakh people. Over half a dozen relief camps are providing shelter to 11,793 displaced people.

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In Assam, the flood situation is improving. One hundred thirty-six people have lost their lives in Assam in this year's flood and landslide. Of them, 110 were killed by flood-related incidents and 26 in landslides.

In Assam, the flood situation is improving. One hundred thirty-six people have lost their lives in Assam in this year's flood and landslide. Of them, 110 were killed by flood-related incidents and 26 in landslides.
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