Kerala Floods: Rescue Operations Underway, CM Pinarayi Vijayan Says Unprecedented Destruction Caused in State, See Pictures
onnectivity to Virinjapara in Mankulam area, Idukki district, has been restored by Army | (Photo Credits: ANI)

Thiruvananthapuram, August 12: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team and the Indian Army along with Navy and Coastguard teams are involved in an unrelenting operation to provide relief and rescue to the people affected by floods in Kerala.

The worst flood hit districts in the state are Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Idukki and Mallapuram. According to news agency ANI, 10 columns comprising more than 40 composite teams are involved in a relentless rescue operation in these districts in Kerala. Watch the pictures of the rescue operation in the tweet below:

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, along with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister of Tourism, KJ Alphons, conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected regions of the state. Watch the pictures below:

Connectivity to Virinjapara in Mankulam area, Idukki district, has been restored by Army. The concrete bridge conecting the village had washed away two days back. Over 800 families reside in the village. Watch pictures below:

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said that the "State Police, NDRF, Army & other forces are working with the same motive - to help the people of the state. The PM called us and said that any more help needed, will be provided to us," reported news agency ANI.

Kerala is reeling under its worst floods ever after days of unrelenting rains. For the first time in the history, all the five gates of the Idukki dam have been opened, so as to release as much water as possible. The Chief Minister, in his statement said that "33 people have died in the floods and 6 are missing. Such a destruction has never before been witnessed in the state."