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Kerala rains: Toll climbs to 23 in two districts Kerala

Kerala rains: Toll climbs to 23 in two districts

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Oct 2021, 02:35 pm

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: At least 23 people have been killed in Kerala so far due to the rains that caused landslides in two districts of the south Indian state, media reports said.

While 14 people have been found dead in Kottayam, nine lost their lives in Idukki.

The bodies of all reported missing people have been recovered in the flood and landslide affected districts, NDTV reported.

The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams while the Army, Navy and Air Force have stepped in to help the civil administration handle the situation following the state government's request.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has already ordered the setting up of camps following the COVID-19 protocols.