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Rivers overflow in India, causing 19 casualties

Rivers overflow in India, causing 19 casualties

At least 19 people have lost their lives from floods in southern India as heavy rains caused rivers to overflow in towns and villages.

People were trapped in Kottayam district in Kerala state, writes BBC . Heavy rainy days in Kerala have caused landslides and the Indian Army has joined rescue efforts.

Locals joined rescue teams today to help remove mud, rocks and fallen trees from the affected areas as the search for survivors continues.

In 2018, about 400 people lost their lives and more than a million others were displaced by the worst flooding that swept through Keralan.

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