Kerala floods: 'Over-deployment led to disaster'

Nearly a million people remain displaced from their homes in the Indian state of Kerala, as it recovers from the worst floods in a century.


    The quantity of rain that has caused the flooding was unprecedented: two and half times the normal quantity for August so far.

    Many are now questioning whether the disaster could have been avoided - in a state that's otherwise used to heavy monsoon seasons.

    It's likely no one factor caused Kerela's flooding. But human activity and inactivity seems to have made them worse

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from the beach town of Kovalam.


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