The Karnataka government has announced that it will send relief materials worth Rs 10 crore to the flood-hit neighbouring State Kerala.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy yesterday (9 August) spoke to his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed about the situation in the State.

Kumaraswamy announced that the State will “rush” relief materials and will also send a team of doctors to Kerala. He directed Chief Secretary TM Vijayabhaskar to do the same.

Heavy rain and landslide in Kerala killed 26 people. Kerala has been witnessing incessant rain since past one week.

“Incessant rains have caused floods and land slides in Kerala, leading to a loss of more than 20 lives. Discussed the situation with @CMOKerala Pinarayi Vijayan and offered all possible help from Karnataka,including medical aid. We stand with our neighbours at this hour of need (sic),” Kumaraswamy tweeted on Thursday night.

“The @CMofKarnataka Shri H. D. Kumaraswamy had called CM Pinarayi Vijayan & enquired about the situation. Shri Kumaraswamy promised the support of his state & informed that Karnataka will contribute ₹10Cr for relief. CM expressed the gratitude of the State for the support (sic),” Kerala CMO tweeted.