Footage shared on social media shows a man appealing for help from his home in Chengannur, southern India. ‘I reached out to everyone, including the MLA,’ he says, referring to the Kerala state government.
A state official has said a breakdown in the communication systems is making it difficult to reach people in the worst-affected areas.
At least 164 people have died since 8 August, and more than 223,000 displaced by the worst flooding in the region for nearly a century. Further heavy rain is expected to push water levels even higher.
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