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Death toll in rain related incidents in Kerala rises to 25

PM Modi discusses situation with CM

Death toll in rain related incidents in Kerala rises to 25

In Kerala, the death toll in rain-related incidents has risen to 25 as more bodies were recovered. Search operations will continue in the multiple landslides hit Kakkayar in Idukki district today.

Even as the State experienced a marked reduction in rainfall, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged people to continue caution. He said that the disaster management machinery in the state will function round-the-clock and asked the public to avoid unnecessary travel.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rain and landslide in the State. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, it is saddening that some people have lost their lives due to heavy rain and landslides in Kerala. He expressed condolence to the bereaved families.

The Prime Minister said, authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected people. He prayed for everyone's safety and well-being.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that his Ministry is continuously monitoring the situation in Kerala. In a tweet, Mr Shah said that the central government will provide all possible support to help people in need. Mr Shah informed that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have already been sent to assist the rescue operations in the State.

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