Five people lost their lives on Monday as heavy rains continued to pound Northern Kerala and over 300 persons were shifted to relief camps in the state as the South-West monsoon intensified.
All the five deaths reported on Monday were due to drowning.
A Red alert (very heavy rains) has been sounded in Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts till Tuesday.
In Kannur, 22-year-old Rithul drowned when he slipped and fell into a pond at Payyanuur, while two deaths were reported in Kozhikode and one from Kasaragod.
In Thrissur, 19-year-old Vishnu drowned in a river while having a bath at Mukundapuram taluk.
With the South-West monsoon gaining strength in the state since July 18, 10 deaths have been reported so far, Kerala State Disaster Management sources said.
Since the monsoon hit Kerala on June 8 after a week's delay, 20 rain related deaths have been reported from the southern state, sources said.
So far, 11 houses have been fully damaged and 102 partially in the state.