Floods in India take many lives

India has been hit by heavy floods, which have taken the lives of no less than 24 people. In the south of the Asian country, floods have cut off entire towns and villages from the outside world, British public broadcaster BBC reports.
The worst-affected is the southern Kerala State. Days of heavy rainfall has also caused deadly landslides. Indian Air Force helicopters are being used to deliver supplies and personnel to areas where people are trapped, local officials stated.
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Thousands of affected people have been evacuated and more than 100 humanitarian aid camps have been set up across the state, Kerala’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday.
A number of houses were washed away and people became trapped in the district of Kottayam in Kerala state. BBC reports that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced: «It is sad that many people have died due to the heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. My condolences to the bereaved families».