Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. File photo/ANI
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. File photo/ANI

Pinarayi Vijayan announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh for kin of flood victims

ANI | Updated: Aug 14, 2019 13:54 IST

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Aug 14 (ANI): Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of people who lost their lives due to floods in the state.
"Families of the people who died in the floods will get Rs 4 lakh," Vijayan said at a press conference here.
As many 95 people have lost their lives, while 34 others have sustained injuries due to the incessant heavy rainfall and floods since August 8 in different parts of Kerala. Malappuram is the worst hit with the highest death toll of 31.
Fifty-nine people have also gone missing, the authorities said earlier today.
As many as 1,239 relief camps are currently operational in the state. The Chief Minister has visited several cities to take stock of the flood situation.
Forecasting no relief, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday had predicted "cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers" for the next five days in the state. (ANI)