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More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

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THRISSUR: Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India yesterday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed more than 350 people and stranded thousands without food or water, reports AFP. Entire villages in Kerala have been swept away in the state’s worst floods for a century, and emergency responders fear the death toll will rise as they reach areas almost entirely underwater.

Thousands remain trapped in towns and villages cut off by the floods, and heavy rain forecast in coming days threatens to compound the disaster. Bedraggled survivors massing at evacuation centres have described desperate scenes after days without food or water.

“They were the scariest hours of our life,” 20-year-old Inderjeet Kumar told AFP at a church doubling as a relief shelter in the hard-hit Thrissur district.

In Thrissur, rescuers searching inundated houses discovered the bodies of those unable to escape as the floodwaters quickly rose.

 

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