Kerala Rains: 43 Killed In Heavy Showers And Landslide In Idukki

Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram have been affected the most due to continuous downpour.

For the past three days, heavy rains have been continuously lashing Kerala. Seeing the severeness of the rains, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for six districts in Kerala, predicting that these districts will receive over 20 cm rainfall on Monday, August 10. The continuous downpour resulted in a disastrous landslide in Idukki district which has so far killed 43 people with 17 more bodies being retrieved from the debris since Friday, August 7. The NDRF (The National Disaster Response Force) teams have been deployed to carry out search and rescue operations. However, even the rescue teams are finding it difficult to save people in these harsh weather conditions.

The monsoon has created a lot of destruction in several regions of Kerala. Sources claim that Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram have been affected the most. According to news reports, the coming days will be more devastating for Kerala as several landslides, waterlogging and floods are expected due to heavy rains.

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