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Kerala Floods: 10,28,073 people now in relief camps

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (UNI) About 10,28,073 people are housed in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, which witnessed its ever worst flood disaster in this century.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday evening, the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 4,51,929 women 3,99,649 men and 1,76,495 children below 12 years are in the camps.

“About 602 people were rescued from low lying areas on Monday in the state. However it was 82,442 people on August 17, about 58,000 people on August 18, and 22,000 people on August 19. The figures shows that the rescue operation is nearing its final stage,” he added.

The state electricity board took urgent steps to restore the power supply in flood affected areas in the next couple of days, he said.

He also warned stern action against those who collect money in the name of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the rehabilitation of flood victims.

The fishermen who involved in the rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas will be felicitated at a function here on August 29, he said.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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