The public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods.
“Due to rise in water level at Bridge No 176 on Downline between Angamali and Aluva, The services on this bridge is suspended,” a Southern railway spokesman said in a statement early today.
The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) also suspended its operations this morning after its yard in Muttom near Aluva submerged in the flood waters.
“Kochi Metro train operation is suspended as the water level rises in Muttom yard area,” a KMRL statement said.
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Southern Naval Command suspends all training activities to support in the flood relief operations
Southern Naval Command suspends all training activities to support in the flood relief operations as requested by Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA). All resources mobilised for rescue and relief efforts in Ernakulam and Trichur. On Wednesday, the Indian Navy had deployed 21 rescue and diving teams with inflatable ‘Gemini’ boats. “A total of four teams went out to augment those already deployed. More than 81 people were rescued, many of whom were also provided food and shelter by setting up a rescue camp,” the Southern Naval Command said in a release.
25 killed in Kerala today with 11 deaths reported from Malappuram alone
According to latest reports, the toll in rain-related incidents since 8 August mounted to 67 with 25 deaths reported today, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Eleven deaths were reported from Malappuram alone, officials said.
The death toll in Kerala has climbed to 67 as the state is reeling under one of the worst floods in history. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed that the rain fury claimed 25 lives on Wednesday, More than 1.5 lakh people have been lodged in relief across the state, Vijayan said, adding that the heavy rains would continue for some more days, which will further worsen the situation.