Thiruvananthapuram : The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 92 on Tuesday as rain continued to lash the southern state of India.
The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rainfall warning for eight districts for Wednesday.
Death toll rises in Kerala’s flood mayhem
According to a bulletin issued by the weather office on Tuesday evening, the low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is likely to become more marked during the next 48 hours, triggering widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall at some places in Kerala.
A red alert has been issued as a heavy rainfall accompanied by flood is being speculated after the MET department announced on their bulletin. Places like Malappuram and Kozhikode are being indicated a red alert, while Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts have been indicated of orange alert.
Death toll touches 92 in Kerala’s flood mayhem
Education institutions in Alappuzha, Idukki, Kotayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur have been given holiday owing to the flood situation in the state.