Death toll in Kerala rises to 24; Yellow alert in several districts

The authorities in Kerala said that 13 bodies from Kottayam district and 9 bodies from Idukki district have been recovered

Not less than 24 people have died in Kerala due to flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpour since Saturday.

 

While the showers became less intense by Sunday afternoon, authorities kept up a strict watch with the threat of landslides in the state.

 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued yellow alert and a possibility of a severely bad weather, in eleven districts for Monday.

 

IMD authorities alleged that a cloudburst could be cause for heavy and unseasonal downpour at Kottayam and Idukki districts.

 

The authorities in Kerala said that 13 bodies from Kottayam district and 9 bodies from Idukki district have been recovered.

 

The Kerala Chief Minister's Office (CMO) issues a press release stated, two people from the Idukki district are still missing and the rescue operations will continue on Monday.

 

The release further stated that two different teams of the Indian Army are deployed in Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam respectively.

 

As per IMD, fishing activities in Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep off the coast has been completely prohibited and is also likely to experience high tides and rough seas until 11.30pm on Monday. ,

 

Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala's Chief Minister has informed that the weather experts has firmly warned of possible thunderstorms and strong winds across the state till October 21.

 

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi called CM Vijayan and discussed the existing situation in Kerala.

 

K Rajan, Kerala’s Revenue Minister has announced an assistance of rupees four lakh will be given to the families of those who have died.

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