Scenes from the floods and rescue operations in Kerala

Floods in southern India disrupt life, transport

India: 42 dead in rain, mudslides

Meanwhile, while former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is expected to arrive at Kozhikode on Sunday to proceed to Wayanad, his parliamentary constituency, senior BJP leader V. Muraleedharan said Kerala had no funds shortage as around Rs 1,400 crore provided to the state as part of the Rs 2,047 crore flood relief previous year had remained unused.

Flooding in former Congress President Rahul Gandhi's constituency, Wayanad, has been especially bad.

The Chief Minister had on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to next of kin of the people who lost their lives in the worst floods that have crippled the state in the recent days. "Despite receding water levels making it hard for the boats to operate and strong currents, the teams rescued around 2,200 people, mostly women, children and senior citizens", said a Navy official.

The Cochin worldwide airport, which has remained closed for the past two days due to waterlogging of the runway, has resumed operations from Sunday noon.

In the southern state of Kerala, 57 people died, according to the state government.

Disaster management officials said more than 100,000 people in Kerala had been evacuated into emergency relief camps, while more than 40 had been killed.

The Karnataka government has estimated loss to crops and public and private property owing to floods at around $1 billion and chose to seek immediate relief of $451 million from the central government. Some reports said the elderly woman was the man's mother.

The exact death toll is not known yet as different official agencies are carrying out relief and rescue operations.

The entire Pane Mangaluru village in Dakshina Kannada district was inundated by the swollen Netravati river, they said.

The Army has deployed more than 3,000 personnel for flood relief operations in 17 districts of the four affected states.

Three more bodies were recovered in the boat capsize incident during the flood rescue operations. The authorities said that nine persons are yet to be found here. "Last year, the dam had 98 per cent of its FRL", he said.

Torrential rains have led to building collapses in Gujarat.

Seventeen dams are overflowing.

He also expressed anguish in the manner in which some anti-social elements are taking to social media spreading canards about contributions to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.

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