A house fell into an overflowing river on Sunday. (BBC)
KERALA: At least 24 people have been killed in floods in southern India after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, cutting off towns and villages, BCC has reported.
Five children are among the dead, it said, adding that there are fears the death toll could rise further as many people are missing.
Several houses were washed away and people became trapped in the district of Kottayam in Kerala state, according to the report.
Video from the area showed bus passengers being rescued after their vehicle was inundated with floodwater.
Kottayam and Idukki are two of the worst affected districts in the state. Days of heavy rainfall has also caused deadly landslides, it said.
Military helicopters are being used to fly in supplies and personnel to areas where people are trapped, officials said.
(With inputs from BBC)