NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday expressed his grief over the flood and land slide in Kerala and urged party workers in the rain-battered state to help those in need.
He said the unprecedented rainfall has wrecked havoc in the southern state, destroying property and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
"Unprecedented rainfall has created havoc in Kerala, destroying property and forcing thousands to abandon their homes," Gandhi said. "I urge each and every Congress worker in Kerala to step up and help those in need. My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Kerala in this difficult time," he said on Twitter.
The floods in Kerala have caused widespread devastation in the state. As many as 29 people have lost their lives in flooding and landslides, following heavy and incessant rains in Kerala.
As per the report of Indian express, a total of 12,240 families comprising of 53,501 individuals have been shifted to 439 relief camps across the state. Army, Navy and Coast Guard are conducting relief and rescue operations in the state.
With inputs from Agencies