The Indian Air Force on Saturday rescued 11 people including two infants from rain-battered Avalanchi in Nilgiris district and shifted them to Coimbatore for medical help, a Defence spokesperson said.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the flood-affected areas in Belgaum here on Saturday to take stock of the situation.
At least eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Gujarat in last 12 hours, including four of a family in Bopal area of Ahmedabad city.
Outgoing AICC President Rahul Gandhi will reach here on Sunday and will visit Malappuram and Wayanad in Kerala, which are the worst-affected due to heavy rains.
Pre-monsoon rains lashed Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, bringing respite to the people from scorching heat, the MeT department said here.
Bracing for mudslides and flooding, over a million people have been ordered to evacuate as heavy rains continue to lash the southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu on Thursday.