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Heavy rain took 27 lives in Kerala

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Incessant rains have caused heavy damage in many parts of Kerala. At least 27 bodies have been recovered, 21 more are missing and many people have lost their everything. After the incessant rains for the past several days, landslides occurred at many places in districts like Kottayam and Idukki, in which many people died. There is news of his death. In different reports in the media, it has been told about the recovery of the bodies of 21-27 people. Apart from this, at least 21 more people are reported missing. Many people’s homes were washed away.

Many people got washed away with their vehicles. Apart from Kottayam and Idukki, districts like Kannur, Palakkad, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alpurra are also affected by heavy rains. The state government claims that 4,713 people have been rescued and taken to 156 relief camps opened in the state. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, state disaster personnel, Army, Navy and Air Force personnel are engaged in relief and rescue work in all the affected districts. The situation is still fragile. The state government has also announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of those who died.

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It is still raining continuously, due to which all the dams and reservoirs in the state have also been filled. A warning has been issued across the state. The Meteorological Department has said that a low pressure area had formed in the southeast Arabian Sea near Kerala on Saturday 16 October. Now this area is not looking as severe, but due to this, rain may still occur over Coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu for a few more days. In the sensitive province of Kerala, such situations often arise during the monsoon. In 2018, the state experienced severe floods after heavy rains, which was described as the worst floods in nearly 100 years. At least 480 people were killed, many went missing and nearly one million people were rescued. The entire Western Ghats region, including Kerala, is considered to be ecologically very sensitive and several experts have warned about the ill-effects of deforestation and construction of roads and buildings here. But due to such situation arising due to frequent rains, experts believe that all these points are not being taken care of.

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