Monsoon in Kerala kills 10, heavy rains to lash the state till June 13

First Published 10, Jun 2018, 12:30 PM IST
Monsoon in Kerala kills 10, heavy rains to lash the state till June 13
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 The alert has been sent to the fishermen too as there is a possibility of strong wind and they have been asked to not to venture into the sea till further notice.

Monsoon has hit Kerala state severely. The number of people who lost their lives in the heavy rain has gone up to 10. The weather forecast stated that heavy rain will continue to the lash the state till June 13. Yesterday, 75-year-old Sudhakaran reportedly died as an electric pole fell on him. 

The people who lost their lives so far are identified as Deepa, Neyyattinkara from Neyyattinkara, Vijayakumar from Alappuzha, Khadeeja from Chaliyam, Kozhikode, Chaniiya Naik of Kasaragod, Kanhangad Kushal Nagar native Fathima and Kangur Thalavil native Gangadharan. 

At least 15 people were severely injured in the rain in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki and Kozhikode. More than 50 houses were destroyed, 120 houses were partially damaged. Many trees were uprooted blocking the major roads in Thiruvananthapuram.  The authorities concerned have advised the people to be on alert as there is a possibility of landslides.

The rain has also damaged the Kallarkutty Dam. Dhanushkodi National Highway road has been damaged. Due to the increase in the water level, Maniardam shutters are likely to be opened and the residents surrounding the Pampa River and Kakat River might have to relocate temporarily as the water levels will rise. 

The control rooms have been opened in all taluks of Kozhikode district and Wayanad collectorate to coordinate disaster management activities. The weather forecast has stated that there will be 12 to 20 cm rain in the state. The alert has been sent to the fishermen too as there is a possibility of strong wind and they have been asked to not to venture into the sea till further notice.

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