Flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains, in the Southern Indian State of Kerala, has killed at least 73 people, shut down an airport and displaced more than 85,000 people.
The state government said many of those who died were crushed under debris caused by landslides.
India’s meteorological department has issued a “red alert” in the state.
Rescue operations are under way and the federal government has sent additional forces to assist local efforts.
Kerala, has 41 rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea.