Rescue and relief operations continued at the landslide sites in Malappuram and Wayanad districts, but at least 40 people remained buried in the debris, official sources said.
The biggest rescue operations are presently going on at Kavalapara where 20 earth moving equipments are working overtime to see if they can find another 39 people who have been reported missing after the landslide swept away an area close to 100 acres.
With the recovery of more bodies, including 27 from Malappuram, 17 from Kozhikode and 12 from Wayanad since August 8, the toll has gone up to 83 authorities said on Monday.
Over 120 people were airlifted from an inundated road in Kutch as rescue operations were stepped up on August 12 in flood-hit Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra - the four states where over 200 people have perished so far. "It's not easy to escape from landslides", Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Addressing the flood-affected at a relief camp in Meppadi in Wayanad, Vijayan said, "the government is with you. we need to overcome all difficulties and hardships together".More news: Questions Mount Over Epstein's Death in Custody
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Seventeen deaths have been reported from Kozhikode where over 43,000 people have shifted to 177 relief camps.
A total of 6,73,559 people have been evacuated and rescued, and 1,224 relief camps have been opened where 3,93,956 are taking shelter.
"Strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph, are likely to prevail over southwest, central and north Arabian Sea and along & off Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat coasts, Lakshadweep area, south Tamilnadu coast and Andaman & Nicobar Islands".
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Holiday has been declared for educational institutions in five districts- Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Malappuram- on Tuesday and various university examinations have been postponed, authorities said.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has demanded Rs 10,000 crore for flood-relief work.
"Political partisanship is least expected in times of natural calamities and unfortunate deaths of people", the Politburo statement added.
The chief minister has also announced Rs 1 lakh to those whose houses have been damaged, to take up fix work, and Rs 5,000 monthly to those staying in rental accommodation till their houses are ready. According to an India Meterological Department (IMD) update, heavy rains are likely in the next two days in southern Kerala.
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