Mumbai: The rescue teams reached Kavalappara in Kerala’s Malappuram on Saturday. It is believed that more than 30 people are still missing after the landslide that took place in Wayanad on Thursday. The heavy rains have disrupted the normalcy of life in states like Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. It is forecasted that heavy rains will continue for the next twenty-four hours in these states.
The transport systems are all in a standstill, Flights and railways are cancelled due to bad weather. The flights at the Kochi Airport will restart tomorrow after 12 noon. A red alert is issued in nine districts of the country.
According to the officials around 64,000 people have been shifted to relief camps.
The amount of deaths in Karnataka has increased to 51. The Indian Coast Guards, however, have mobilised 53 disaster response teams for the rescue operations in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur region and Karnataka’s Uttar Kannada. On Saturday the navy evacuated 1016 people amongst which 602 were women and 193 were children, this evacuation took place in various parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.
An orange alert was announced in Ernakulam, Idukki, Trissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode.
Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured that the navy team will arrive at Shirol to asses the situation. He also added that 95 boats were already operating in Sangli.
Also, one of the gates in Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad was opened on Saturday. Landslide in Wayanad has claimed several lives. The rescue team is still in the process of searching people in the debris. States like Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha are the Nine state that has been hit hard by the incessant rains.