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Floods, Landslides Kill At Least 28 People in Southern India

Rescuers search for bodies of victims amist the debris of a landslide following heavy rains atKoottickal in Kottayam district, southern Kerala state, India, Sunday, Oct.17, 2021. More than two dozen people have died in the state due to intense rains which have triggered floods and landslides. (AP Photo)
Rescuers search for bodies of victims amist the debris of a landslide following heavy rains atKoottickal in Kottayam district, southern Kerala state, India, Sunday, Oct.17, 2021. More than two dozen people have died in the state due to intense rains which have triggered floods and landslides. (AP Photo)

New Delhi (AP) -- Officials predicted more rain as the death toll from floods and landslides in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 28 on Monday.

Since the ferocious downpours began last week, swollen rivers have decimated bridges, and vehicles and homes have been swept away. Several dams were nearing full capacity.