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Heavy rains in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram:  June14th  One person was killed and nearly 10 went missing in Kozhikode on Thursday after incessant rains lashed northern districts of Kerala,  due to landslides and damaging property.

The death toll in rain related incidents has risen to 24, since the onset of south west monsoon on May 29. The Bharathapuzha, one of the major rivers in the state, was in spate, as also the Bhavni and Siruvani in Palakkad district, the officials said.

The Idukki and Mullaperiyar reservoirs received good inflows as the catchment areas have been receiving heavy rains for the past four days.

The water level in Idukki dam touched 2,324.50 feet, nearly half its capacity, while that in Mullaperiyar stood at 117 feet.

Jun 14, 2018
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