Though there was a slight respite from the rains lashing the district, people of Kuttanad continued to suffer as 1.3 lakh people were shifted to relief camps. One person died in the district on Saturday after he was electrocuted due to a short circuit from a pumping house in a paddy polder. The deceased has been identified as Krishnan, 75, of Erumathra house in Anapprambal North in Thalavadi.

There are 213 relief camps functioning in Kuttanad.

Legal aid clinics

Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KELSA) executive chairman and senior judge of the Kerala High Court K.M. Joseph visited the flood-affected areas and relief camps in Kuttanad and Ambalappuzha taluks, along with KELSA team, on Saturday. He said that legal aid clinics would be opened in the flood affected areas in the district from July 15. A total of 10 clinics will be started in the initial stage. The accommodation of people in the relief camps, food, medicine, drinking water, electricity and protection of cattle will be monitored by the clinics. He instructed the District Legal Services Authority (DELSA) to form a panel of advocates of the region and neighbouring areas.

There are now 213 relief camps functioning in Kuttanad.

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