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PublishDate: Sunday, August 11, 201900:41

Floods kill 98, displac

42 people have died in southern state of Kerala in rain-related incidents after flooding and landslides, said Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of Kerala. According to the figures released by the state government, 107,699 people were shifted to 988 relief camps across the state.
In neighbouring Karnataka, the situation is not any better. 24 people have died due to floods in the state, said chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. He has also described it as the worst floods in 45 years.
The Karnataka government has estimated loss to crops and public and private property owing to floods at around $1 billion and decided to seek immediate relief of $451 million from the central government.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday visited flood-affected Kolhapur and Sangli districts, said an official release. Earlier he also said that 15 more teams of the Indian Navy were deployed to assist in the rescue operations.
The flood situ

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