Officials in Kerala plead for more help as monsoon floods inundate much of the southern Indian state. The death toll is climbing in what the state's chief minister calls the worst floods in a century. India's military is helping the relief effort.
Torrential rains and landslides have forced over 30,000 people to take shelter in the southern state. The US embassy has advised citizens to avoid the areas due to be hit by more heavy rain over the next few days.
Authorities in Kerala say 357 people have died in the worst flooding to hit the southwestern Indian state in a century. Thousands have been rescued; those still waiting have expressed their anguish on social media.
People in the Indian state of Kerala waited on the rooftops for rescue teams as the government scrambled helicopters and navy boats. The catastrophe has claimed hundreds of lives.
As water levels begin to drop, rescue efforts are underway for more than a thousand people left stranded by the floods. More than 400 people have died since the monsoon season began in Kerala.
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