Incessant rain in Kerala have claimed 23 lives in the past two days. Over 22,000 people have been shifted to some 315 relief camps across the State, officials said. Chief Minister Pinari Vijayan has sought army help to rescue victims. Rahul Gandhi spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and south his help to the flood hit.
Kerala government has declared a holiday for all schools across the State on Friday,
Train traffic has been disrupted in the State and 12 trainsmostly between Ernakulam, Alapuzha nd Kottayma have been cancelled. Heavy rains continued to pound many parts of the state for the second consecutive day, causing landslides and widespread destruction. Reports said about 40 people are trapped under the debris of a big landslide at Meppadi in Wayanad district.
Five districts Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Idukki and Malappuram are affected badly with hundreds of people forced to move to safer areas.Three bridges in Idukki Attukudu across Muthirapuzha near Pallivasal, Periyavara across Kannimala river near Munnar and one at Mankulam were washed away, cutting off Marayur and Mankulam from the mainland.