Monsoon fury: 10 trains cancelled in Kottayam-Ettumanur section in Kerala
Kochi, July 18: Ten trains have been fully cancelled for today in Kottayam-Ettumanur section and two trains have been partially cancelled between Ernakulam to Punalur due to incessant rain and high river water level beneath rail bridges.
Heavy rains pounded Kerala on Monday disrupted normal life with more rainfall predicted till Wednesday, weather officials said.
#Kerala: Railway tracks at Ernakulam Junction railway station have submerged under water following continuous heavy rainfall in the region. 10 trains have been fully cancelled for today in Kottayam-Ettumanur section & 2 trains have been partially cancelled b/w Ernakulam-Punalur. pic.twitter.com/SC5x5jZSCp— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2018
In Alappuzha district's Chandriroor, an uprooted fell on top of the last bogey of the Thiruvananthapuram-bound Mangalore Express, but there were reports of any injuries. The train moved after three hours of delay.
According to reports, the death toll rose to 13 with the advent of the second phase of the monsoon in the state. According to the Disaster Control Room, 265 relief camps have been opened on Tuesday. The camps have been opened in all districts except in Kasargod, Kannur and Malappuram.