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Kerala floods: NDRF rescues 194 people, evacuates over 10,000 till now

ANI | Updated: Aug 18, 2018 20:26 IST

Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has till now rescued 194 people and evacuated around 10,467 from flood-hit Kerala.
A total of 55 NDRF teams are engaged in the rescue and relief work in the flood-affected Kerala. The teams are actively engaged to relocate the marooned people in the state.
"Total 15 teams are operational in Thrissur, 13 in Pathanamthitta, 11 in Alappuzha, five in Ernakulum, four in Idukki, three in Mallapuram and two each in Wayanad and Kozhikode," read the statement issued by the NDRF.
Each team of NDRF is accompanied by doctors and paramedics and essential medicines to provide first aid to the people. Director General, NDRF is supervising the entire rescue operation in the state and a 24x7 NDRF control room is monitoring the situation round the clock.
Kerala has been facing the worst flooding in a century. The calamity has also grabbed global attention. Even the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took note of the issue and formed a committee to provide relief to the affected people. The death toll, ever since the monsoon season began this year, has crossed 300. (ANI)