Kerala: 13 persons killed in rain-related incidents including landslides across the state
In rain hit Kerala, relief and rescue operations are on war footing. 13 deaths were reported so far, in various rain related incidents in the State.
In the major landslide hit Kootickal in Kottayam district, 7 more dead bodies were recovered today, taking the death toll to 10 in the region. State Govt had declared 4 lakh compensation for families of the people who lost their life in the mishap.
Search operations are also ongoing in the multiple landslides hit Kokkayar in Idukki district where many persons missing. In Idukki, three deaths are officially confirmed in various rain related incidents.
People from risk prone regions are being shifted to relief camps. Low lying areas are flooded and water level in major rivers are rising.
The intensity of rain had reduced in many areas and is expected to weaken by tonight, but authorities had urged the public to remain alert.
Meanwhile on account of heavy downpours, tomorrow’s Plus-one exams and MG university exams are postponed.
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Unnikrishnan, aged 26, rescued by fire force in Trivandrum.
He was trapped under rubble after a wall in a house collapsed.
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