As the rescue operations are still underway to trace the missing persons from Kavalappara in Malappuram and Meppadi in Wayanad where two massive landslides occurred, the death toll in Kerala in flood related calamities has risen to 104, as per the latest figures on Thursday.
The highest death toll is in Malappuram at 42, followed by Kozhikode at 17 and Wayanad with 12. The three northern districts are the worst affected in the floods.
Nine people each died in Kannur and Thrissur, five in Idukki, four in Alappuzha, two each in Kasaragod and Kottayam, and one in Palakkad.
A total of 36 people are reported missing, mostly in landslides, as per the official figures released by the government on Thursday morning.
One more body of Kamala (55) has been found from Kavalappara on Thursday. With this, the number of people killed in the landslide at Kavalappara has climbed to 31, while 29 people are still missing.
It has been a week since the devastating landslide at Kavalappara in which as many as 59 people went missing. Seven dead bodies were found on Wednesday of which four have been identified.
In Puthumala, seven people are still missing and the search operations are ongoing.
A total of 1,80,164 people of 56,452 families have been accommodated in 1,091 relief camps.
The number of houses partially damaged stands at 11,286 and those fully damaged are 1,060.
Most of the casualties in this year’s floods have come on account of increasing landslides.
“80 landslides have occurred in eight districts in three days,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told media.
However, in a huge relief, rains have now abated in the state. An orange warning has been issued for Kannur and Kasaragod districts for Thursday, while no red warnings have been issued. For Friday, a yellow alert has been sounded for Kannur and Kasaragod. The state has received 15,882.2 mm of rains so far this year.