Heavy to very rainfall in state for next 4 days, predicts IMD

Incessant rains have once again created havoc in Kerala, which left more than 20 people dead. Massive rains over the last two days also caused landslide in Nilambur region of Malappuram district, in which reportedly over 40 people are stranded.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a red alert in nine districts of the state, predicting heavy downpour. The districts where a red alert has been issued are Dukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad among others.

In order to take control of the grim situation, till Friday, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government set up 738 relief camps to house the affected people.

While the state government has set up relief camps to tackle the situation, Congress leader and newly-elected Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi expressed displeasure over the situation and has urged his party cadres to provide aid to the affected people.