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Kerala floods: Indian Navy steps up rescue, relief efforts, death toll touches 357

On the night of August 19, the ship carried about 70 tonnes of relief material which includes bottled water, ready to eat meals, fresh ration, milk, biscuits and other miscellaneous things like medicines, essential toiletries, phenyl, gash bags, bleaching powder, and candles. The relief material also included items received from some NGOs situated in Mumbai.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 20 Aug 2018, 11:04:35
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Kochi: As the massive floods continue to wreak havoc in the state of Kerala, it was reported that till now, 38,000 people have been rescued and evacuated from the flood-affected areas and medical aid has been provided to more than 23,000 people and around 3,00,000 food packets have been supplied by the Food Processing Ministry. 

Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 357.

HERE ARE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:

#The Western Naval Command sailed Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mysore carried about 70 tonnes of relief material which includes bottled water, ready to eat meals, fresh ration, milk, biscuits and other miscellaneous things like medicines, essential toiletries, phenyl, gash bags, bleaching powder, and candles.

#Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali has decided to donate his one-month salary to flood-hit Kerala state. Telangana Home Minister, Nayani Narshimha Reddy also contributed Rs 25 crore.

#The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) directed the central ministries to focus on provision of emergency supplies of food, water, medicines and restoration of essential services.

#Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced an additional financial assistance of Rs. 5 crores for the massive flooding in Kerala from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF). This is in addition to the 5 crores, sanctioned earlier. Patnaik has also ordered 500 metric ton of polythene sheets worth about Rs. 8 crores for the southern state.

#244 Fire Service Personnel trained in rescue operations, along with 65 rescue boats and other equipment have also been sent to Kerala to help hasten the rescue operations.

#Kerala Chief Minister confirmed that the state has suffered a loss of Rs 19,512 crore due to the deluge.


First Published: 20 Aug 2018, 10:01:34

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