At least 100 people have lost their lives in the devastating flood in southern India’s state of Kerala as incessant rains continue to hit the state, Livemint reported.
Heavy rainfall worsened the Kerala flood situation today, leading to the collapse of the public transport system in many parts of the state.
The Southern Railways and Kochi Metro have suspended operations, even as the Kochi airport remained shut.
The total death toll in Kerala floods now stands at 100 with lakhs of people still marooned. All educational institutions are closed.
The Kerala government has sounded a red alert in 14 districts of the state and opened 35 dams in the state. The Mullaperiyar Dam, bordering Tamil Nadu, is overflowing but the neighbouring state has agreed to draw water from the reservoir.