Trees uprooted, houses destroyed as heavy rains lashes Kerala


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the South West monsoon becoming active over Kerala, heavy to very heavy rains lashed several places across the state.

As a result, several trees uprooted and many houses destroyed in coastal areas.

As per the report, over 10 houses were destroyed in coastal areas due to rough seas.

According to the report from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Piravam in Ernakulam district received the highest rainfall of 14 cm, followed by Alappuzha, Cherthala and Nedumangad here with 11 cm each.

“Heavy rainfall (7-11 cm) was very likely to occur at one or two places in the state till the morning of June 16”, the IMD said in its report.

"Strong wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph over Lakshadweep area, Kerala and Karnataka Coasts and fishermen have been are advised not to venture into the above-mentioned areas," it added.

On Monday, the monsoon rains had claimed three lives in the state.

Two of the victims, including a woman, were electrocuted on a water-logged road here, while a man died and two others were injured when a tree fell on them.


With inputs from PTI

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