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Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster

Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster
An aerial view of the havoc wreaked by the floods. (Source – Twitter account of non-profit Stand With Kerala)

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Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster

The death toll crossed the 170 mark on Friday, with fears that it could go much higher.

The Kerala floods continued to present a grim challenge for the government and relief agencies, with the official death toll crossing 170 on Friday. With vast parts of the state cut off by road, personnel of the armed forces and disaster management teams used boats and helicopters to reach the stranded people.

Here are some moving images of the Kerala floods and the terrible tragedy that has unfolded over the past few days. Massive rescue and relief operations are now in progress.

A 25-year-old pregnant woman was rescued by a team of the Indian Navy from a flooded village in Aluva. The woman, Sajita Jabeel, gave birth to a boy after she was taken to a hospital.

Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster

The woman with her newborn at the hospital. (Source – Twitter account of the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy)

The Indian Navy also shared a video of the rescue that had taken place earlier.

Priority is being given to evacuate the elderly from the areas affected by the Kerala floods.

Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster

(Source – PIB)

Over 650 personnel of the Indian Army are engaged in rescue and relief operations.

Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster

(Source – PIB)

Road connectivity is also being restored as part of Operation Madad, including the construction of temporary bridges by columns of the Indian Army.

The Indian Navy continues ferrying relief material, including drinking water, to the flood-affected areas. Seen here is a helicopter ready to leave the Naval Station INS Garuda with light food items and other supplies.

Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster

(Source – Twitter account of the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy)

People are posting photos and videos of submerged homes in towns and villages. Here is a Twitter post by Rema Rajeshwari, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who is the district police chief of Gadwal and Wanaparthy in Telengana, describing the scene in Munnar.

Additional manpower and resources are being mobilised for the relief and rescue operations.

Relief camps have been set up several places. One of them has come up inside an aircraft hangar at the Naval Base in Kochi.

Kerala Floods: Moving Images After An Unprecedented Natural Disaster

(Source – Twitter account of the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy)

The appeal to donate to the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund has struck an emotional chord with the people. There are reports of film stars and businesspersons making substantial donations. But the way the ordinary people have responded is touching.

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