Kerala: Kerala continued to reel under severe floods on Wednesday, as heavy rains and landslides claimed 29 lives, taking the toll to 72 in different states.

Accprding to the sources, Kerala chief minister urgently asked Tamil Nadu minister to reduce the level of water in Mullaperiyar Dam amid floods. The five districts of Karnataka are on high alert, as heavy rain disrupted bus and train services.

Sources revealed that Indian Metereological Department issued a red alert for the entire state of Kerala for the next 24 hours. Heavy rain forced the authorities to closed the Kochi International airport for coming 4 days after the increasing level of water. The rainfall continued in the state on Wednesday.

According to the information, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked Home minister Rajnath singh to send additional teams of army, National disaster Response Force. CM Vijajyan also asked Rajnath singh to send C-17 aircraft to transport equipments to the affected area. 

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