Kerala rains LIVE Updates: Acute drinking water crisis has been reported from Palakkad and surrounding grama panchayats. Heavy rains in Kalpathy River had burst the main pipeline which carries drinking water from the Malampuzha reservoir to the pumping station. Heavy rain and subsequent water flow damaged a section of the track (B-line) between Kanjikode and Walayar, yesterday. Train services have been temporarily suspended on this line. Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) and other divisional officers inspected the site immediately.
All passenger carrying trains on Kanjikode-Walayar stretch in the Palakkad-Podanur section are likely to be regulated by 30 minutes to 60 minutes. Freight trains to be delayed. Repair work of the damaged track expected to be completed today.
At least 20 people have been reported dead in a Kerala landslide following a heavy spell of rainfall across the state. Most of the fatalities have been reported from Idukki and Malappuram districts.