Rain in India Live News: The main rail and road routes in Andhra Pradesh, connecting the south and east, remained cut off as the Penna river in spate caused heavy destruction on Sunday.
Toll in rain-related incidents in different districts of the state touched 31 as more bodies were retrieved from the flooded streams, according to news angency PTI.
States in the southern peninsula continued to reel under the damages caused by heavy downpour in the past few days. At least 25 people died due to the rains in coastal Andhra, while 17 are reported missing, according to news agency PTI.
At least 17 Express trains were cancelled on the Chennai-Vijayawada grand trunk route as the flood overflowed on the railway track at Padugupadu. Three other trains were partially cancelled or diverted. Hundreds of passengers were stuck in the Nellore RTC bus station as bus services were disrupted.
In Kerala, due to the continuous rainfall in Pathanamthitta district, the pilgrimage to Pamba and Sabarimala was halted on Saturday. District Collector Divya S Iyer said in a statement that water levels were rising in Pamba river, and there were red alerts in both Kakki-Anathode reservoir and Pamba dam.