In about two weeks since the southwest monsoon hit Kerala, 27 people have been killed due to heavy rain, including a nine-year-old girl who was among the three who died in a landslide today. Around nine people are suspected to be missing in Kozhikode, while authorities have launched search operations in the state.
Several districts of Kerala, including Kozhikode, Alappuzha have reported waterlogging and hilly areas of Malappuram, Wayanad have witnessed landslides. The rain has also caused major damage to crops.
Schools have been closed today in Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kozhikode and Wayanad. Several other educational institutions too shall remain closed today in worst-affected regions of these districts.