Kerala floods: At least 345 dead as rescue teams take to the air

(CNN)At least 324 people have died in the Indian state of Kerala since the start of monsoon season in late May, officials said Friday.

In just the past 10 days, flash floods and landslides have killed 164 people in the southern state, authorities said earlier Friday, as torrential monsoon rains continued to batter Kerala. Half of those deaths have occurred in the past three days, State Relief Commissioner P.H. Kurian told CNN.
The flooding is the worst Kerala has experienced in nearly a century.

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