Heavy rains to subside in Kerela, 1,000 still stranded

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Neighbourhood News Desk/ Garima Kotroo: Around 1000 people are still stranded at 5 villages in disastrous Kerela flood-hit. The flight operations to flooded Kochi also resumed after the Navy has activated its airstrips to accommodate small passenger aircraft.

The rescue forces are running against time to ensure food, medicines and other amenities to reach people stranded in their homes. Over 160 people have lost their lives in the drastic flood. However, the weather forecasting officials said that heavy rain is likely to subside in the coastal areas.  The Kochi airport will remain closed till August 26 as water is yet to decrease.

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