Kerala floods toll rises to 93
The death toll in the Kerala floods increased to 93 on Tuesday with an 'extremely heavy rain' warning issued for three districts
New Delhi : The death toll in the Kerala floods increased to 93 on Tuesday with an "extremely heavy rain" warning issued for three districts, even as the weather in deluge-hit Karnataka and Gujarat improved, allowing authorities to speed up rescue and relief operations.
Odisha, which is being battered by heavy showers since last week, on Tuesday saw a flood-like situation in parts of the state. The flood toll stands at 215, with 93 deaths in Kerala, 43 in Maharashtra, 42 in Karnataka and 31 in Gujarat.
Two rain-related deaths were also reported from Uttar Pradesh where several parts saw heavy overnight showers. In Kerala, a red alert has been issued for Ernakulam, Idduki and Alappuzha as extremely heavy rains are expected in central areas of the state.
The flood-hit northern parts are slowly limping back to normalcy, officials said.
Due to strengthening of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, extremely heavy rains are expected to lash several parts of the state, Director of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Thiruvananthapuram K Santosh said.