India: ‘Worst floods in a century’ kill 320 and displace 200k more in Kerala

Indian volunteers and rescue personal evacuate local residents in a boat in a residential area at Aluva in Ernakulam district, in the Indian state of Kerala on August 17, 2018. (AFP)

The death toll in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to more than 320 following the ‘worst floods in a century’, according to local officials on Friday.

Indian residents walk on the outskirts of Kozhikode district, in the south Indian state of Kerala, on August 17, 2018. (AFP)

As hundreds of troops continued to battle the flooding, trapped residents in Cochin City were seen being rescued by helicopters.

More than 200,000 people have reportedly been left homeless in temporary camps.

Trains have been halted and Kerala's main airport, Cochin International Airport, is expected to remain closed until at least August 26th.


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