22 dead as rain pounds Kerala, Kochi airport resumes flight operations

09 Aug 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Twenty-two people have been killed in Kerala in landslides due to heavy rain across the state.

The Kochi airport had suspended all arrivals at the international and domestic terminals for two hours this afternoon fearing flooding of the runway after the gates of the Idukki dam was opened today. The dam was opened on trial run after 26 years. All incoming flights had been diverted to other destinations; however arrivals resumed at 3:05 pm.

Meanwhile, Oman Air WY223 flight scheduled to arrive to Kochi at 2pm local time was diverted to Thiruvananthapuram airport.

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