Kerala Rains Highlights: The heavy downpour resulting into flooding and landslides has claimed 57 lives in Kerala, PTI reported. While twenty people have been killed in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, and nine have died in Wayanad since August 8. Over one lakh people have been moved to 988 relief camps across the state. In the worst affected Wayanad, where heavy rains still continue, at least 24,990 persons are in relief camps.
Predicting more rains across Kerala, the India Meteorological Department Friday sounded a red alert in eight districts — Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod — and warned of “excessively heavy” rains at isolated places in these areas.
Incessant rains over the last two days have affected train services across the state. Kochi Airport Friday said it would resume operations from 12 noon tomorrow. Over 20 trains have been cancelled, while several were diverted from its route.