Kerala Rains Live: Thrissur gets highest rainfall for the day as toll rises to 21

21 people died and over a dozen were missing on Saturday as heavy rains pounded south and central Kerala causing flash floods and landslides in many parts of the state. NDRF and Army personnel are conducting search and rescue operations. The Centre is "continuously monitoring" the situation and has assured the state all the help it needs. Stay tuned for updates.
Last Updated 17 October 2021, 16:25 IST
16:2117 Oct 2021

Heart-wrenching sight as bodies of mother, child hugging recovered beneath landslide debris in Kerala

Rescue operations at landslide-hit regions —Kottayam and Idukki — in Kerala on Sunday witnessed heart-wrenching scenes with bodies of a mother and children found huddledtogether. A childin itscradlewas foundbeneath the debris, another life lost to the devastating rain.

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14:5417 Oct 2021

Flash floods, landslides in Kerala caused by Mini cloudburst events, claims expert

The brief, intense rain spells in a couple of regions in Kerala indicated mini cloudbursts, a factor that also led to casualties, damage and loss of properties, a scientist at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) claimed on Sunday.

Citing more than 5 cm rain received in two hours in worst affected areas of Idukki and Kottayam districts, S Abhilash of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT said it was a "mesoscale mini-cloudburst type of event".

Mini cloud bursts are marked by intense short spells which may not exceed 10cm in one hour-a classical definition by India Meteorological Department, he noted.

14:5217 Oct 2021

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14:1817 Oct 2021

At 81mm, Thrissur received highest rainfall in Kerala since 8:30 am today

11:4517 Oct 2021

Isolated heavy rainfall in Kerala likely from October 20, to continue for at least three days: IMD

11:4117 Oct 2021

PM Modi speaks to CM Vijayan on floods, landslides; says deaths saddening

11:0017 Oct 2021

Death toll due to heavy rains, landslides stands at 21: Kerala Public Information Dept

While 13 individuals have lost their lives so far in Kottayam district, eight have been killed in Idukki.

10:3617 Oct 2021

Another landslide in Kottayam district, rescue operations still under way

10:1717 Oct 2021

Three more bodies recovered from Idukki landslide site: Kerala government

10:1417 Oct 2021

Yellow alert for Kerala, severe weather expected across India over next four days: IMD

(Published 17 October 2021, 08:32 IST)

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