Kerala rains | Live updates: Centre launches massive rescue and relief operations

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At least 20 feared dead today in rain-related incidents, taking total death toll to over 87

The State, which is facing the worst floods in history, saw as many as 67 deaths due to rain-related incidents, 24 of which was lost on August 15 alone. Additionally, as many as 20 people are feared dead in different parts of the State on Thursday.

Flight operations have been suspended till August 18 at Kochi airport and many trains in the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route have been cancelled due to flooding and landslips.

Kochi metro services have been suspended until further notice. Officials said a red alert has been sounded off till Sunday, with heavy rains predicted in 12 districts.

From Kasaragod in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the south, all rivers are in spate and shutters of 35 dams, including Mullaperiyar, have been opened.

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