At least 80 dead in Kerala floods; state on red alert
Rain continued to lash Kerala on Thursday as public transport system collapsed in many parts with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro suspending their operations due to floods. The total death toll in Kerala floods rose to 80 on Thursday.
A red alert was sounded in 12 out 14 districts following heavy rainfall and opening of shutters of 35 dams while more people were shifted to relief camps including 23,000 in Ernakulam. All educational institutions across the state were ordered closed on Thursday.