Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to India after deadly flooding

Flood affected people are rescued in a tractor, right as volunteers go for rescue work in a truck, left, at Kainakary in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have sent cables of condolences to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind following the floods in Kerala that have resulted in hundreds of deaths.

"We have learned the news of the floods in Kerala and the resulting deaths and displaced people. We express our condolences to the families of the deceased and to the people of the Republic of India on behalf of the people and government of Saudi Arabia," the cables said, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

At least 324 people have been killed and more than 200,000 are homeless after weeks of rain triggered landslides and floods.

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