Flood, landslides keep Kerala's Wayanad on the edge; thousands of people in relief camps

Published: 14th August 2018 02:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2018 03:47 PM  

Rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of Kerala with northern hill district of Wayanad experiencing widespread landslides and flooding overnight, forcing thousands of people to take shelter at relief camps. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Several people fled their homes yesterday due to landslides and landslips in the district part of Western Ghats. People living in the downstream have been shifted to relief camps. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
According to PTI, Over 13,800 people have been provided shelter at 124 relief camps in the district. In image: Relief camp at Pulinjal Govt High School in Wayanad. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Many parts of northern Kerala districts including Kannur, Kasargod, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakad also witnessed rains Monday, 13 August, night. In image: Relief camp at Pulinjal Govt High School in Wayanad. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Two shutters of Cheruthoni Dam part of Idukki reservoir were closed last evening (13 August). The water level in the dam is receding further, alleviating apprehensions of the affected people living downstream, particularly in Ernakulam district. In image: Children at the relief camp at Pulinjal Govt High School in Wayanad, 14 August 2018. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Most of those in the relief camp had to rush out of their houses with only the clothes they were wearing. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Children at the in the relief camp of Pulinjal Govt High School after the shutters of Banasurasagar dam in opened causing their house under flood water after heavy rainfall in Wayanad, 13 August 2018. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Eight villages have been affected due to the release of water from the Cheruthoni dam and nearly 1,000 people have been shifted to 20 relief camps, official sources said. In image: Relief camp at Pulinjal Govt High School in Wayanad on 14 August 2018. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
This is for the first time in the history that all the gates of the dam were opened, underlying the gravity of the situation. In image: Two children sleeping at the relief camp of Kappikalam Anganwadi in Wayanad, 14 August 2018. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Families at the relief camp of Kappikalam Anganwadi in Wayanad. Rains had pounded several parts of Kerala yesterday, triggering landslips and compounding the woes of people already reeling under unprecedented floods and downpour which have claimed 39 lives in six days. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
The Union Home Ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC) in New Delhi had said that 187 people have lost their lives in Kerala to the monsoon fury, with 2,406 villages in 14 districts badly hit by rains and floods, and standing crop in over 26,400 hectares damaged. Landslides were reported from various places in Malappuram, Kozhikode, Idukki and Wayanad districts. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
105 year old Perunnamma in the relief camp of Pulinjal Govt High School after the shutters of Banasurasagar dam was opened, causing their house under flood water after heavy rainfall in Wayanad, 13 August 2018. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
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