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Kerala Floods

More than 300 people died and 800,000 were displaced by the worst monsoon flooding in a century in Kerala this month.

August 16, 2018

A residential structure is seen partially submerged as flood waters recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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A house is seen partially submerged as flood waters recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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A man wades through water after arriving to inspect his flood affected house in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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Household furniture lies submerged in floodwaters in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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A house is seen partially submerged in water as flood waters recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Flood affected people return to their homes in boats as water levels recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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A man cleans his house as flood waters recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Cows and calves which were displaced during floods are brought back to the homes of their keepers in country boats in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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A flood affected man, left, sends a bank passbook through a boatman so that his family who have taken refuge in a relief camp can apply for aid from the government in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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A drinking water tap stands out as flood waters recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Salvaged clothes are washed and left to dry as flood waters recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala. More than 300 people died and 800,000 were displaced by the worst monsoon flooding in a century in the southern Indian state of Kerala this month.

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Flood affected people who had taken refuge in relief camps return to their houses in boats in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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Youth push their two wheelers through a flooded Alappuzha Chenganassery road in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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A motorcycle is seen tied to the railings of a foot over bridge to protect from flood waters in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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Books and other documents damaged in floods are left to dry as a man rides a boat to fetch fodder for his flood affected cattle in Kuttanad, Alappuzha.

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A girl who has left her flood affected home rests on her baggage at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi.

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Flood affected victims stand in a queue for food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

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Flood affected people receive food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, in Kerala.

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A group of flood affected people mostly children, sit together to have a meal at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi.

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Volunteers serve food to flood affected people at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, in Kerala.

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Flood affected people sweep to clean the compound of a relief camp where they have taken refuge set up inside a school in Kochi, in Kerala.

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Indian Navy supplies Food and materials to the flood affected people of Chengannur district of the Kerala.

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A man cleans up his house after flood water subsided, in Puthenvelikkara near Kochi.

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A man cleans up his house after flood water subsided at Chengannur district of the Kerala.

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Residents walk past a motorcycle covered with muck as they visit their flood affected homes to assess damage on the outskirts of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala.

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People assess damage caused by floods on the outskirts of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala.

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An excavator removes muck caused due to recent floods on the banks of Periyar river, on the outskirts of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala.

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A man cleans up his house after flood water subsided, in Eloor near Kochi.

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Indian military personnel rescue a flood affected man in the southern state of Kerala.

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India Army personnel rescue flood affected people in Ernakulam district of Kerala.

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India Army personnel rescue flood affected people in Ernakulam district of Kerala.

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Flood affected victims stand in a queue to share details of their loss with government officials, on the outskirts of Kochi.

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A man salvages the items at his shop after flood water receded at North Paravoor in Kochi.

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Residents wash household goods after salvaging them from sludge and muck accumulated inside their flood affected houses on the outskirts of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala.

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Household goods are placed on road to dry after being salvaged by residents from their flood affected houses on the outskirts of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala.

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Residents salvage household goods outside their flood affected house on the outskirts of Kochi, in the southern state of Kerala.

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People who have left their flood effected homes take refuge in a relief camp set up at a college on the outskirts of Kochin.

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Navy personnel along with volunteers rescue people who were trapped in the flood-hit areas in Thrissur district.

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'Thanks' is written on the roof of a building to convey Kerala people's gratitude to Indian Navy and Air Force for their rescue and relief operations towards the flood-affected people, at North Paravoor in Kochi.

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A church is seen partially covered in flood waters in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala. Kerala has been battered by torrential downpours since Aug. 8, with floods and landslides killing at least 250 people. About 800,000 people now living in some 4,000 relief camps.

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Coconut tress stand tall around an inundated residential house in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Two men row a boat through a flooded paddy field next to an inundated structure in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Vehicles are seen parked together, some of them submerged in flood waters in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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People rescue their goats in a country boat at Kuttanad in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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A bicycle is hung from a tree branch to avoid being washed away in flood waters as a man rows with his dog in a country boat at Kuttanad in Alappuzha.

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People in a flood-hit locality in Thrissur district.

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Flood affected people queue up for health check-up at a relief camp at North Paravoor in Kochi.

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Rescue teams evacuate people from flood affected areas, to relief camps at Kottayam district in Kerala.

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Flood affected areas of Chengannur seen from a Indian Navy helicopter, at Alappuzha district of the Kerala.

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An aerial view of flooded areas of Kerala.

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An aerial view of flooded areas of Kerala.

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An aerial view of flooded areas of Kerala.

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Rescue teams and local panchayat representatives involved in evacuating people from landslip-prone areas to relief camps at Kottayam district in Kerala, pose for a group photo.

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Coast Guard teams organize relief material for camps at Kottayam district in Kerala.

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A doctor attends to a man who has left his house in flood affected area to take shelter at a relief camp set up at a Christian missionary run school in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala. Kerala has been battered by torrential downpours since Aug. 8, with floods and landslides killing at least 250 people. About 800,000 people now living in some 4,000 relief camps.

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Volunteers cook food for flood effected people at a relief camp set up inside a government run school in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Women line up for food being distributed at a relief camp set up for flood effected people at a Christian missionary run school in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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A man eats a meal as others line up for food being distributed at a relief camp set for flood effected people at a Christian missionary run school in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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A woman puts her clothes to dry at a basketball court of a Christian missionary run school which has been turned into a relief camp for flood effected people in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Women and children who have left their flood affected homes spend time at a relief camp set up at a government run school in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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A man who has left his flood affected home sits on bench inside a classroom of a government run school which has been turned into a relief camp in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala.

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Volunteers travel in a boat with essential supplies for stranded people in a flooded area in Chengannur in the southern state of Kerala. Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century.

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Indian Army members conduct rescue and evacuation drive in flood-affected regions of Kerala.

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Indian Army hold rescue and evacuation drive at flood-affected regions of Thiruvilla.

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Indian Army hold rescue and evacuation drive at flood-affected regions of Thiruvilla.

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Indian Air Force members conduct rescue and evacuation drive in flood-affected regions of Kerala.

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Indian Air Force members airlift people trapped in flood-affected regions of Kerala.

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ITBP personnel hold rescue and evacuation drive at flood-affected regions in Chengannur taluk of Alleppey.

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A view of the flood affected areas, in Kochi.

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A view of the flood affected areas, in Kochi.

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A view of the flood affected areas, in Kochi.

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A view of the flood affected area, in Kochi.

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People carry flood relief material to be sent to flood-affected areas in Thiruvalla in Kerala.

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A view of the flood affected areas, in Kochi.

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Rescue workers row a boat carrying locals who were stranded in floods following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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People being rescued from flood-affected regions following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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People wade across a waterlogged street after being rescued from flood-affected regions following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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A bed-ridden patient being rescued from a flood affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Aluva at Kochi.

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An elderly woman being rescued from a flood affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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People being rescued from flood-affected regions and taken to shelter camps in trucks following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Kerala.

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People wade across waterlogged streets as heavy monsoon rains causes floods, at Paravoor in Kochi.

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Rescue workers search for the bodies of missing persons after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains and floods, at Nenmara in Palakkad. 10 people have reportedly died in the mishap.

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People move past a flooded area in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Rescuers used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that left more than 100 dead.

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People move past a flooded road in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

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People salvage motorcycles in a country boat in a flooded area at Kainakary in Alappuzha district, Kerala.

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People wait to be rescued in a country boat in a flooded area at Kainakary in Alappuzha district, Kerala.

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Flood affected people are rescued in a tractor, right as volunteers go for rescue work in a truck, left, at Kainakary in Alappuzha district.

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A mother with her new born baby after she was rescued by the Indian Navy during its rescue operations in a flood-hit area, in Kochi, Kerala.

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A view of a flood affected area, in Kochi.

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People wade across waterlogged streets as heavy monsoon rains causes floods, in Kochi.

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People wade across waterlogged streets as heavy monsoon rains causes floods, in Kochi.

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Flood water enters the residence of PTI reporter Manoj Rammohan, in Palakkad.

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People being shifted to a relief camp after they were rescued from a various flood-hit areas, in Kochi, Kerala.

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An elderly woman is evacuated towards safer area in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

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People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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An elderly woman is rescued in a cooking utensil after her home was flooded in Thrissur, Kerala.

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People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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A person stands near submerged trucks on a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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Indian Coast Guards deployed for rescue in various flood-affected regions of Kerala.

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Indian Coast Guards deployed for rescue operations in various flood-affected regions of Kerala.

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People wade across a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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A person takes a picture of a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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People engage in flood rescue work after Kakkayam dam was opened following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kozhikode.

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People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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People wade across a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi.

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A person carries a grain sack as a shop gets flooded after Kakkayam dam was opened following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kozhikode.

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Rescue officials assist villagers out of a flooded area following heavy monsoon rainfall, near Kochi.

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Rescue officials assist villagers out of a flooded area, following heavy monsoon rainfall, near Kochi.

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An aerial view of Aluva town following a flash flood after heavy rains, in Kochi.

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Submerged area near Cochin International Airport after monsoon rainfall, in Kochi. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery reportedly suspended operations till Saturday due to rains and floods.

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People shift from a flood-hit locality in Kochi.

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Rescuers evacuate people from a flood-hit locality, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Laborers hailing from northern states wade through flood waters as they shift to higher grounds following heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram.

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A man walks through the premises of a hospital that was flooded due to heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Pampa Manalpuram on the foothills of Sabarimala gets flooded following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Pathanamthitta.

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The Pampa Manalpuram on the foothills of Sabarimala has been once again flooded in Pathanamthitta.

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