Kerala to get isolated heavy rains; rescue in full swing


Kottayam: The death toll from the heavy rains, flash floods and landslides in the southern districts of the state has risen to six. According to the latest reports, the body of Charlotte, a 29-year-old native from Elamkadu, was recovered from Kottayam on Sunday morning. The bodies of three other persons were also recovered from the same vicinity on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the strength of the low-pressure area off the coast of Kerala is getting less intense. However, isolated heavy rains are expected in the next three hours. The Central Meteorological Department has forecasts isolated showers and thundershowers and wind speeds of up to 40 kmph in all districts of Kerala in the next three hours.

Meanwhile, Kottayam district has received less rainfall on Sunday and the water level in Meenachil and Manimala rivers is dropping. The waterlogging occurred in Mallappally town and at the KSRTC stand. The wall of the Excise Range office and the shops and houses in the vicinity were flooded.

Search continues for the 14 people who went missing in landslides in Kottayam Koottikkal and Idukki Kokkayar on Saturday.

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