DNA: Torrential rainfall in Kerala kills 39 people; IMD issues red alert

The torrential rainfall in the state has left 39 people dead in the last five days. According to the preliminary assessment by the state government, Kerala has suffered a loss of Rs 8,316 crore. The IMD, in its fresh warning, issued a ‘Red alert’, asking people to be cautious as there was a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places in Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur, Ernakulam, Palakkad and Malappuram districts in the next 48 hours.

Aug 13, 2018, 23:14 PM IST