13 killed in Kerala due to heavy rains
Thirteen people were killed after heavy rain lashed several parts of Kerala since the onset of monsoon.
Also, the strong wind which hit parts of state on Saturday led to falling of trees and electric poles at several locations causing traffic or blockade of roads.
Heavy rain continued in districts like Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur of the state.
The rain also caused damage to crops and property in Idukki, Kozhikode, and Kannur districts.
Train services were disrupted in Kozhikode when a tree fell on a railway track near Kadalundi village in the district.
Coastal areas and high range districts reported sea erosion and land slips due to heavy rain.
The local authorities had to open shutters of a dam at nearby Kallar town after the water level in the reservoir reached its maximum capacity.