Kannur: A dead whale was washed ashore at the Payyambalam beach on Tuesday evening.
E Sreejith, a lifeguard attached to the Coast Guard, first saw the whale around 5 pm.
The whale was in a highly decomposed state and a foul smell was emanating from the carcass. Unmindful of the stench, many people crowded around the carcass to click pictures.
The lifeguard said that when the corporation officials were informed of the matter, they had said it would be taken away on Wednesday morning.