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Rajnath assures Kerala CM all help to deal with floods; to visit Sunday

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August 10, 2018 18:18


The Centre today assured the Kerala government of all possible help in rescue and relief operations in the wake of rains and floods, which so far have claimed 26 lives in the state.

The assurance was given to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who will also undertake an aerial survey of the state's flood affected areas on Sunday.

"Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the prevailing flood situation in the state. I have assured all possible assistance from the Centre to the state government. The relief and rescue ops are going on. MHA is closely monitoring the flood situation," Singh tweeted.

The home minister will undertake a survey of the flood affected areas in Kerala on Sunday, a home ministry spokesperson said.

Fourteen National Disaster Response Force teams are being deployed in the rain-battered state for rescue operations, a spokesman of the force said. Each team has about 45 personnel. 

-- PTI

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