India Flood Toll Jumps To 324

Channels Television  
Updated August 17, 2018
file: A house partially submerged under flood waters is pictured on the outskirts of Kozhikode district, about 385 km north of Trivandrum in the south Indian state of Kerala, on August 17, 2018. 

The death toll from major floods in India’s Kerala state jumped to 324 on Friday, the government said.

In a tweet, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his state was “facing the worst flood in 100 years” with “324 lives lost”.

The death toll from 10 days of floods in the state, a key tourist draw, has nearly trebled in the last 24 hours.