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Kerala fights back: Relief and rescue ops gather pace to bring state back to life

PTI, AP

Published : Aug 21, 2018, 1:06 pm IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2018, 11:36 am IST
Kerala has been battered by torrential downpours since Aug. 8, with floods and landslides killing at least 357 people. About 800,000 people now living in some 4,000 relief camps. (Photos: AP, PTI )
Kerala has been battered by torrential downpours since Aug. 8, with floods and landslides killing at least 357 people. About 800,000 people now living in some 4,000 relief camps. (Photos: AP, PTI )
The passenger plane of Alliance Air that landed at INS Garuda naval base in flood-hit Kochi, Kerala. (PTI)
The passenger plane of Alliance Air that landed at INS Garuda naval base in flood-hit Kochi, Kerala. (PTI)
Rescue teams and local panchayat representatives involved in evacuating people from landslip-prone areas to relief camps at Kottayam district in Kerala. (PTI)
Rescue teams and local panchayat representatives involved in evacuating people from landslip-prone areas to relief camps at Kottayam district in Kerala. (PTI)
Navy personnel along with volunteers rescue people who were trapped in the flood-hit areas in Thrissur. (PTI)
Navy personnel along with volunteers rescue people who were trapped in the flood-hit areas in Thrissur. (PTI)
Rescue teams and local panchayats in the process of evacuating people from landslip-prone areas to relief camps at Kottayam district in Kerala. (PTI)
Rescue teams and local panchayats in the process of evacuating people from landslip-prone areas to relief camps at Kottayam district in Kerala. (PTI)
Army personnel pack up their material after carrying out rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas. (PTI)
Army personnel pack up their material after carrying out rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas. (PTI)
Volunteers cook food for flood effected people at a relief camp set up inside a government run school in Alappuzha. (AP)
Volunteers cook food for flood effected people at a relief camp set up inside a government run school in Alappuzha. (AP)
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. (AP)
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. (AP)
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. (AP)
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. (AP)
Children looks at a volunteer from a social organization collecting funds for buying educational materials for children affected by floods in southern state of Kerala in Mumbai. (AP)
Children looks at a volunteer from a social organization collecting funds for buying educational materials for children affected by floods in southern state of Kerala in Mumbai. (AP)
People rescue their goats in a country boat at Kuttanad in Alappuzha. (AP)
People rescue their goats in a country boat at Kuttanad in Alappuzha. (AP)

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