CM announces Rs 5 cr for Kerala flood victims

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 03:00 PM

CM announces Rs 5 cr for Kerala flood victims

Hyderabad, Aug 16: AS we knew that, Kerala State has been witnessed the huge rains in these days, till now 87 people were dies in this heavy rains.

From this aspect, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a Rs 5 crore assistance for the flood victims of Kerala.

Patnaik spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the telephone and assured to provide relief and assistance to the people of Kerala affected by the flood.

"Chief Minister @Naveen_Odisha announced assistance of five crore rupees for relief and restoration of the damage caused by floods in Kerala and expressed solidarity with those affected by the extreme weather event," tweeted the Chief Minister's Office.

Meanwhile, The Kerala government has issued a red alert across the state.

The rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8. More rains were forecast till Saturday.

Entire Kerala has been on a red alert since Wednesday evening. A total of 28 deaths were reported on the day.

Pathanamthitta district in central Kerala has been the worst affected in the last 24 hours as thousands of people -students among others were trapped in their homes in Ranni, Aranmula and Kozhencherry.