Cochin Airport Shut Till Midnight After Heavy Rain Leaves Runway Flooded

New Delhi: 

The Cochin International Airport has shut all operations till midnight today as a precautionary measure after heavy rain caused waterlogging.

The main runway of the airport is however intact. Other operations have been affected due to waterlogging.

Heavy rain has battered Kerala which has led to a red alert being issued for three districts in the state where rains have left some villages submerged and isolated from the rest of the state.

Kerala State Disaster Management Authority issued red alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode this morning.

An ‘orange alert’ has also been issued for Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod, for today. All educational institutions in Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod and Kottayam districts will remain closed.

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