Death toll in Kerala increased to 105 after 31 bodies recovered from Kavalappara landslide spot, while 28 are still missing. Another 10 bodies were recovered from Wayanad Puthumala landslide area and 8 missing in the area.
Mallapuram district accounted for most deaths with toll there rising to 42 on Wednesday and 29 people still missing, followed by Kozhikode (17), Wayanad (12 deaths, 7 missing), Kannur 9 and Thrissur 8. One person was missing in Kottayam district. As per a state government update, 11,286 houses have been partially damaged and 1,060 fully damaged.
The state government announced every dislocated family will receive 10,000 rupees cash, those whose houses are fully damaged will receive 4 Lakh rupees. 15 kgs rice will be given to fisher folks and affected families and 4 lakh rupees cash compensation for the disaster related deaths.
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The state government of Kerala has already announced a free ration for three months for all those who are affected due to rains. However, authorities clarified that the Centre has to provide the supplies and meanwhile whatever stock the state has at present will be distributed.
In Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa addressed media and said, at least 12,651 have lost their houses in floods. He assured to stand by the people and that even the people residing in the rest of Karnataka would stand by them in their moment of grief.
The Chief Minister even told he would stop all other pending works and strive to complete the rehabilitation works including construction of house for those who were rendered homeless by the floods.