Kerala floods: Maldives stands in solidarity with India

[Maldives]: The Government of Maldives on Monday extended help to India by donating USD 50,000 for the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit southern state of Kerala.

“At this time of national distress, the Government of Maldives conveys profound sympathies to the Government and the people of India, in particular to those directly affected by the tragedy, as well as commiserations to the members of the bereaved families,” read the statement issued by the Government of Maldives.

A many as 357 people lost their lives in India’s Kerala state so far. Kerala has been hit by the worst flooding in a century. The deluge has also caused a loss to the tune of Rs 19,512 crore to the southern state.