Thiruvananthapuram: The death toll in the flood havoc in Kerala reached to 91 with one more body recovered from Kavalappra today. 20 bodies were recovered in the landslide and 40 persons reported to be found missing so far in the area where a hill crunched down over the area devastating an entire area.
Seven persons found to be missing and 10 dead in Puthumala landslide in Wayanad. 2.55 lakh people from 63,563 families sought shelter in relief camps. As rain receded relief camps are dispersed and the number of camps reduced to 1413.
IMD alerted heavy rain in the state on Wednesday onwards, due to the formation of low pressure area at Bay of Bengal. The low pressure would likely to be more intensified on Tuesday and heavy to heavy rain lash across the state. An orange alert declared in Malappuram, Wayanad, Alapuzha, Ernakulum and Idukki districts. From August 15, rain would likely to recede but heavy wind would lash at and fishermen are alerted to venture in to the sea. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alerted people in Alapuzha over heavy rain at the high level meeting mustered up to evaluate the flood situation.