27 Killed in Landslides, Flooding in Kerala

INDIA, 20 October 2021 – At least 27 people were killed and three missing in flooding and landslides after heavy rains lashed the coastal Indian state of Kerala.

Around 8,906 people from 2,429 affected families had to evacuate in 235 relief camps provided by local authorities.

Rescue efforts have continued with the Indian army, navy, and air force assisting. The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams across the south and central parts of Kerala.

The worst affected districts were Idukki and Kottayam.

Alappuzha district is highly potential to be affected due to the release of water from the dam.

Islamic Relief is currently engaged with the related agencies to get more information about this tragedy.