Heavy rain leaves trail of destruction in Kerala, 24 dead

Category : India News
Updated On : August 10, 2018 05:51 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Heavy rain in Kerala has claimed 24 lives, leaving a trail of destruction across the southern state. With water levels rising in various dams and reaching almost its maximum capacity, shutters of at least 22 reservoirs in the state have been opened to drain out excess water.

          According to Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre, 24 people have lost their lives due to heavy rain and landslides last night.

          Of the total deaths, 11 people died in a massive landslide in Idukki district, five in Malappuram district, three in Wayanad, two in Kannur and one in Kozhikode, an MHA spokesperson said.

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