Downpour in Kerala

Downpour in Kerala

Weathermen on Monday predicted more rains in Kerala for another 48 hours, even as the toll in the state’s torrential rains rose to 11. While the downpour receded in the Malabar region of northern Kerala, incidents of rain-related damage to property continue to be reported. 

The bodies of two children – cousins Mohammed Rameez (12) and Mohammed Ajmal (14) – who were washed away near Tirur in Malappuram district were recovered on Monday.

Idukki district continued to receive heavy rainfall on Monday with Peerumed recording the biggest reading at 17 cm.

In Adimali, an under-construction building collapsed due to the relentless rain that lashed the area on Monday, leaving a couple of vehicles under debris. Holidays were declared for schools in Kottayam and Idukki on Tuesday.

The storage level has improved in the Idukki reservoir at 43 per cent of its capacity. Altogether, 16 major reservoirs in the state are at 49 per cent of its storage level.

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