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Modi chairs high-level meeting to review Kerala flood situation; death toll reaches 324

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 18:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a high-level meeting to review the flood situation in Kerala with state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister KJ Alphons and other officials after his aerial survey was called off on Saturday. The PM, who was scheduled to witness the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala, had to retreat due to bad weather, state government officials said. He was to be accompanied in his survey by CM Vijayan, State Revenue Minister E Chandrasekheran and other top state officials.

PM Modi had reached Kochi early on Saturday morning from Thiruvananthapuram airport for the survey. A murderous monsoon has ravaged the state claiming 324 lives. PM Modi had reached Thiruvananthapuram on Friday evening to take stock of the flood situation. He was received by CM Vijayan, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Alphons at Thiruvananthapuram. Earlier in the day, PM Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had a telephonic conversation with CM Vijayan. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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