India | Drought and forest fires preceded Kerala's devastating flood

Drought and forest fires preceded Kerala’s devastating flood

The south Indian state was hit by a terrible drought in 2016 and then wildfires which destroyed 2,100 hectares of forest last year, prior to the massive flooding it has just endured

August 21, 2018 5:27 PM (UTC+8)
Kerala suffered a similar devastating flood nearly a century ago. But recently it has been hit hard by drought. Photo: Rejimon Kuttappan
Kerala suffered a similar devastating flood nearly a century ago. But recently it has been hit hard by drought. Photo: Rejimon Kuttappan
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