KeralaHeavy rains in Kerala 12 dead, red alert for 10 districts

Heavy rains in Kerala 12 dead, red alert for 10 districts

12 people have been killed in floods and landslides in Kerala due to heavy rains in the last 2 days.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Southwest Monsoon is intensifying in Kerala state. Due to this, red alert has been issued for 10 districts namely Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur. Similarly, a red alert has been issued for 9 districts namely Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.

According to the weather report, up to 204.5 mm of rain is likely to fall in these districts in 24 hours.

12 people have been killed in floods and landslides in Kerala due to heavy rains in the last 2 days. 5 people died in this yesterday alone.

In this situation Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said in a statement that:-

People living along the banks are advised to move to safer places as there is a possibility of flooding in Bombai, Neyyar, Manimala, Manimala (Kalluparai) and Karamanai rivers. 49 relief camps have been opened in Kerala following heavy rains. Of these, 757 people have been safely accommodated. Today (Wednesday) is a holiday for schools and colleges in 8 districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki Kottayam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta. It says so.

Flooding in the river

Heavy rains lashed Thrissur district since last night. As a result, there is a flood in the Chalakudy river and the water overflows its banks.

Meanwhile, yesterday morning, a male wild elephant was standing at a place called Pillai Parambu. The elephant was swept away by the flood in Chalakudy river. This caused the elephant to wade into the flood. Later, the elephant tried several times to reach the shore to escape the flood. However, the effort did not bear fruit.

This caused the elephant to stagger and fight for its life. The forest department fought to save it. Then around 3 pm, the wild elephant went ashore on its own and went into the forest. It is noteworthy that the elephant came out of the flood after a struggle of 7 hours.

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