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72 Dead In Flood-Hit Kerala, Amit Shah Visits Karnataka

Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Karnataka's Belagavi district on Sunday. At least 30 people have died and more than two lakh people have been evacuated in the state, chief minister BS Yediyurappa has said. More than 100 people have been killed over the last one week and lakhs have been displaced in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala, which were also hit by floods. Although the number of dead in Kerala increased to 72, the Kochi airport began functioning this afternoon in an indication that the situation was easing in the southern state.

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