Flights coming to the airport have been diverted, a spokesman of the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) said without elaborating. Officials said that the storm water has not entered the airport buildings or the terminal like that happened during last year's floods.
Kochi: The Cochin International Airport in Kerala, India was closed on Thursday night as water entered its taxiway following heavy rains and rising water levels in the Periyar river, a top airport official said. Many people ran away from the canteen and were rescued.
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Ce n'est qu'à la faveur du jour qu'il a trouvé le canot gris, dont les passagers ont applaudi à l'approche des secouristes.
There was no let-up on the rain in Kerala as four members of a family were killed at Edavanna in Malappuram district when their house collapsed on Friday, taking the rain-related death toll in the state to 12. "The flooding of the airport is an example of what happens when an infrastructure is built on or near a waterbody". The state government has sought help from the Army for relief work.
In the worst-affected Wayanad district, about 40 people were feared trapped under the debris of a landslide in Meppadi.
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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who chaired an emergency meeting this morning to take stock of the situation, said the state should be prepared for more downpour. Officials have advised fishermen not to venture into these areas during the period. Heavy rainfall has been forecast from August 15. Schools and colleges are shut in all 14 districts of the southern state on Friday, except state capital Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.
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