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Kerala battles worst flood in 100 years, massive rescue operations underway

A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.

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A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said. (AP photo)

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A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said. (AP photo)

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A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala on August 18, 2018.(Reuters)

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A boat carries relief material towards flooded areas in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (AP Photo)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Kerala on August 18, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a review meeting in Kochi on his arrival to take stock of the flood situation on Saturday (PTI Photo)

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Collection centre at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor stadium in Kochi (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

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Relief and rescue teams airlifted from Bhubaneswar for Kerala. Around 240 fire service personnel were airlifted for Kerala on August 18, for relief and rescue operations.

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An old man being airlifted during a rescue operation in Kerala. Over 3 lakh people have been moved to relief camps and red alert has been issued in 11 districts

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Rescuers evacuate people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva in Kerala on August 18, 2018. (Reuters)

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In Kochi,rescue workers row a boat carrying locals who were stranded in floods following heavy monsoon rainfall on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (PTI Photo)

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