Kochi, Aug 6: Incessant rain over the last four days and subsequent landslides have claimed 14 lives in Kerala and the toll is likely to rise. The Kochi airport remained closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday due to water-logging, leading to the cancellation of 126 flights since Monday. Nearly 11,000 people were affected because of this.
The Periyar River in the state is nearing the danger mark because of heavy rain. Alert has been issued in several villages adjacent to the river. The state tourism department has also issued an advisory to tourists asking them not to visit Munnar and other hilly areas of Idukki district owing to landslides.
Flooded Kochi airport
A bus moves through flooded premises of the Kochi airport.
The submerged Aluva Siva Temple in Kochi.
A devotee outside the submerged Aluva Siva Temple in Koch.
A family moves through a flooded street at Mukkam in Kozhikode.
Heavy shower in Kochi
Commuters struggle in heavy rain in Kochi.
Heavy showers in Kochi
A woman walks in heavy rain in Kochi.
Road washed away
A road washed away by heavy rain at Kakkayam in Kozhikode last month.
Flooded area in Kozhikode
A flooded market area in Kozhikode.