Rains lash Kerala, 11 dead; Kochi airport closed

After incessant heavy rain for the last 48 hours, the government in Kerala has asked the army and navy for assistance with rescue and relief operations; landslides have blocked access to a major highway in Adimali, popular with tourists. The Kochi airport has closed and will not re-open till 3.30 pm on Tuesday, said officials.
Rains lash Kerala, 11 dead; Kochi airport closed
After incessant heavy rain for the last 48 hours, the government in Kerala has asked the army and navy for assistance with rescue and relief operations; landslides have blocked access to a major highway in Adimali, popular with tourists.
Rains lash Kerala, 11 dead; Kochi airport closed
11 bodies have been found on a stretch of National Highway 49 in Idukki in the central part of Kerala.
Rains lash Kerala, 11 dead; Kochi airport closed
Several cars have flipped over and more casualties are expected, warned officials.
Rains lash Kerala, 11 dead; Kochi airport closed
Doctors and ambulances have been rushed down from nearby hill towns like Munnar.
Rains lash Kerala, 11 dead; Kochi airport closed
Heavy flooding has shut down the Kochi airport; 126 flights have been cancelled; 11,000 passengers are likely to be affected, said officials.
Rains lash Kerala, 11 dead; Kochi airport closed
The Periyar river is flowing very close to the danger mark and the water level is rising in the Idukki and Mullaperiyar reservoirs.

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