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Long road to recovery as Kerala floods recede

Dubbed God's Own Country for its natural beauty, India's southern state of Kerala now reels under its worst floods in a century. Rescue missions are continuing but some areas remain isolated, so the full extent of the damage is still unknown.

As flood waters in Kerala continued to recede yesterday, residents began taking in the extent of the damage.

Houses were destroyed or filled with mud, and roads were washed away in the heaviest monsoon rain to hit the southern state in a century.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2018, with the headline 'Long road to recovery as floods recede'. Print Edition | Subscribe