26 people were reported to have been killed by a recent flood in Kerala state, southern India.
Several homes are reported to be damaged and washed off trapping some inhabitants within Kottayam and Idukki.
About 5 children were reported dead among the 26 even though there is still a fear that the number of those who are dead would increase due to the number of missing persons.
According to BBC News, the floods have had such a disastrous impact on Idukki and Kottayam as there are evidence of swollen rivers and washed off bridges.
Rescue teams approach the affected areas through helicopters so as to see the safety of those trapped within these areas.
Cameras are able to catch a scene of bus passengers removed after their bus was immobile due to the water.
Reports have it that 184 relief camps have been established in the state after removing thousands from affected sites; provisions of food, shelter and bedding are made for an estimate of 8000 people.
The government is seeing to the distribution of financial aid especially to those who had lost homes and farms.
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The government also seeks a committee of experts’ discretion on whether or not dams should be open.
Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the experts will be able to decide which dam to be open so as to avoid repeating a mistake they made in 2018 that cost the lives of 400 people.
He further stated that local people would be notified before such dams are open so that evacuations would be made.
The meteorological department of India has predicted that there would be this typical heavy rainfall in Kerala for up to 4 days after the flood.