Death toll rises to 93 in floods, mudslides in south India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 93 people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced in floods and mudslides following days of torrential rains in southern India.

The worst-hit has been the state of Kerala where the death toll rose to 57 by late Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted.

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Commuters move through a flooded road near Srirangapatna in Mandya district, Karnataka state, India, Sunday, Aug.11, 2019. Dozens of people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced in floods and mudslides following days of torrential rains in southern India. (AP Photo)
A view of the flooded Cauvery river, downstream of Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir near Srirangapatna in Mandya district, Karnataka state, India, Sunday, Aug.11, 2019. Dozens of people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced in floods and mudslides following days of torrential rains in southern India. (AP Photo)
An Indian man pushes his scooter through a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A man pushes his cycle through a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Indian men push a small van through a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A man sits on a bench on a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A car drives past a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A car drives past a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Indians ride motorbikes past a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Pedestrians wade past a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Indians use an inflatable boat to move past a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, photo, Indian army soldiers and volunteers transport flood victims to safer areas in Kodagu dictrict, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Flash floods and mudslides caused by days of torrential rains in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka have forced hundreds of thousands to move to relief camps. (AP Photo)
An aircraft flies above as eople walk through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug.4, 2019. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Indians use an inflatable boat to move past a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. India's monsoon rain runs from June through September. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A man holding a child walks through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug.4, 2019. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People walk through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug.4, 2019. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People walk through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug.4, 2019. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Children hold hands and wade through a flooded street in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Heavy rainfall in India's commercial capital disrupted normal life, prompting authorities to close schools and colleges Saturday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A Kashmiri man jumps to cross a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Officials in Indian portion of Kashmir suspended annual Amarnath Yatra, or pilgrimage till August 4 in view of inclement weather forecast. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
A rescue helicopter hovers over a train that was marooned in floodwaters in Badlapur, India Saturday, July 27, 2019. Rescuers in India on Saturday safely evacuated all 700 passengers from a train after it got stuck in monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai, the country's home minister said. A statement by India's disaster management office in Maharashtra state said the Mahalaxmi Express train got stuck due to flooding of the tracks. (AP Photo/Mahesh More)
People wade through a flooded street in Badlapur, India, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Rescuers in India on Saturday safely evacuated all 700 passengers from a train after it got stuck in monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai, the country's home minister said. A statement by India's disaster management office in Maharashtra state said the Mahalaxmi Express train got stuck due to flooding of the tracks. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
This handout photo provided by the Indian Navy shows the Mahalaxmi Express train marooned in floodwaters in Badlapur, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Rescuers in India have evacuated more than 500 passengers from the train after it got stuck in floodwaters triggered by heavy rains between two stations near Mumbai. (Indian Navy via AP)
In this Friday, July 19, 2019 photo, Imrana Khatoon, left, rides a boat to get to a hospital, as a woman sits beside her holding Khatoon's newborn baby, in flood-affected Gagalmari, east of Gauhati, India. Khatoon, 20, delivered her first baby on a boat in floodwaters early Friday while on her way to a hospital, locals said. The woman and the newborn were brought back to their home without getting to hospital. They were however moved to a hospital on a boat to the nearby Jhargaon town because of unhygienic conditions due to floodwaters, Community health worker Parag Jyoti Das said. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Asiatic wild buffalos stand in floodwaters in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, east of Gauhati, India, Friday, July 19, 2019. The sanctuary has the highest density of the one-horned Rhinoceros in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A one-horned rhinoceros walks in floodwaters in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, east of Gauhati, India, Friday, July 19, 2019. The sanctuary has the highest density of the one-horned Rhinoceros in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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That was an increase from 42 deaths reported since Aug. 8. More than 165,000 people left their homes for relief camps.

The Press Trust of India news agency reported another 31 people have been killed in rain-related accidents in neighboring Karnataka.

At least five others were reported dead in Tamil Nadu state.

Kerala suffered catastrophic floods a year ago when heavy downpours killed 223 people and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes.

South Asia has continued to face rain-related disasters during the monsoon season, with 160 people killed last month in northeastern India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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