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Dubai: The UAE Embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel advisory to its citizens who are either in Kerala to exercise extreme caution in the light of heavy rains and possibility of landslips in various areas in the state.

The embassy urged all UAE citizens to follow safety instructions issued by the Indian authorities.

The authority also urged citizens to register via the Twajudi service, and to contact the embassy in case of an emergency on 0097180024 or 0097180044444.

As many as 10 people have lost their lives and few others are reported missing as incessant rain continue to pummel Kerala from Sunday.

The State Disaster Management Authority has classified four districts- Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta and Kasargode under Orange alert, while the remaining 10 districts of the state are under red alert.

Rain activity has shifted from southern districts to the northern as Tuesday saw central and northern districts getting heavy rain.

Educational institutions in several districts have been given a holiday for Tuesday.

Across the state 35 relief camps have been opened and the hilly district of Idukki has the maximum camps.

With input from IANS