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Kerala: 7 houses destroyed in landslide after heavy downpours in Kottayam

The IMD has sounded a red alert in Kerala's Kottayam and Ernakulam districts on Tuesday (May 28). Meanwhile, seven houses in Kottayam were damaged after a landslide due to incessant rainfall.

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First Published May 28, 2024, 4:17 PM IST

Heavy rain has caused significant disruption in Kottayam, leading to a landslide near Bharananganam village on Tuesday (May 28). The landslide resulted in widespread damage, destroying seven houses. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a red alert in Kottayam and Ernakulam districts on Tuesday. These districts are expected to receive rainfall above 204.4mm in 24 hours. 

Also Read: Kerala Rain: IMD revises rain forecasts; Red alert in 2 districts, orange alert in 4 districts today; Check

Orange alert in districts

May 28 - Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki
May 29 - Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam

Yellow alert in districts

May 28 - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode
May 29 -  Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki, Thrissur
May 30 - Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur
May 31 - Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur
June 1 - Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur

In Kollam, heavy rain has led to the submergence of over 200 houses in low-lying areas such as Maruthadi, Mangad, and Sakthikulangara, with the downpour persisting since Sunday night.

Three deaths in rain-related accidents

Three deaths were reported in rain-related accidents in Kerala on Tuesday. In Ernakulam, a student named Eldhose (15) drowned in a canal at Vengoor while bathing. In Alappuzha, Aravind from Anchuthengu was killed when a coconut tree fell on him during gusty winds and rain. Additionally, a 14-year-old boy named Sinan drowned in a river at Kanhangad in Kasaragod.

In Muthalapozhi, a fisherman lost his life when his fishing boat capsized due to high tidal waves on Tuesday. Two other individuals sustained injuries in the incident.

Also Read: Cloudburst leaves Kerala's Kochi flooded, city comes to a standstill

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