Heavy floods in Karnataka, Amit Shah amid aerial survey


Delhi:  Union Home Minister Amit Shah is conducting an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Karnataka’s Belagavi district today. At least 30 people have died and more than two lakh people have been evacuated in the state, chief minister BS Yeddiyurappa said on Saturday. More than 100 people have been killed over the last one week and lakhs have been displaced in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala, which have suffered from the floods. After two days of being shut, the Kochi airport started functioning today.  Sixty people have died in Kerala in the last three days, nearly 1.66 lakh people have been evacuated to safety. Many are still feared trapped in Wayanad and Malappuram, where landslides have been reported.