At least six people reportedly have died in heavy rain triggered landslides in different parts of Kerala on Saturday. 

Moreover, over dozen people are feared to be missing following the floods and landslides in the state. 

Deaths have been reported from Thodupuzha and Kokkayar in Idduki district and Koottikkal in Kottayam district of Kerala. 

On the other hand, Meenachal and Manimala, two of the main rivers in Kerala are overflowing following incessant rainfall.

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Meanwhile, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has termed the floods and landslide situation in the state as ‘serious’. 

The IMD has also issued warning of widespread heavy rainfall in Kerala due to a low-pressure system which has formed over the Arabian Sea. 

“Under the influence of the low-pressure area over the Southeast Arabian Sea, off Kerala coast, Kerala is expected to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls till the morning of October 17. Isolated heavy rainfall is expected on October 18 and a further reduction in rainfall from October 19 morning,” the IMD said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, Army has been deployed for rescue operations and the air force has been kept on standby in flood-affected areas.  

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