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Landslides caused by monsoon rains kill 19 in southern India

Kerala rains,Kerala landslide,heavy rains in Kerala People inspect a damaged car following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Idukki
Kenny Thornton | 11 August, 2018, 11:18

Twenty-six people have lost their lives since August 8 in landslides and floods caused due to the heavy rains as the South-west monsoon remains vigorous over Kerala. At least 29 people have died in rain, flood, and landslide-related incidents, while tens-of-thousands have been evacuated from affected areas.

For the first time since all its four shutters were opened on Thursday morning, the water level in Idamalayar dam dropped below the Full Reservoir Limit of 169 metres enabling the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to close two shutters and reduce the discharge of water through spillway to 200 cubic metres per second (cumecs). The worsening flood situation in Kerala has forced the authorities to open all the five gates of the Idukki Hydel Project and shutters of over two dozen dams. As many as 24 reservoirs across the state have been opened because of the heavy downpours and rising water levels.

In fact, the last 24 hours have seen heavy showers with a few very heavy spells of rainfall.

"Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation arising due to floods in various parts of the state". On Friday, the Navy has set up two teams in Wayanad aiding the state in the rescue operations at Aluva and a stand-by team in Kalamassery.

Rains continued to batter Kerala on August 9.

The Indian Navy has put on alert its Southern Naval Command in view of the rising water level in the Periyar river and a possible inundation of parts of Wellingdon Island surrounded by the backwaters of Kochi.

India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 live updates
Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST, but steady rain kept the covers on the pitch and prevented the toss at 10:30. The forecast for the next two days (Saturday and Sunday) is much better and we can expect full 90 overs on both days.

Due to the increase in water level at Idukki dam, Vijayan said "it is essential to release water three times [more] than what was being released now".

Last month more than 180 people were killed in less than a week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, while states in the east and west have also suffered fatalities and damage to buildings.

The water level at the Idukki dam was now at 2,401 feet after it came down on Friday night as the intensity of the rains decreased.

It has also been reported that the intensity of the flow of water into the dam has also reduced on Saturday morning. The government said they are closely monitoring the situation in these already waterlogged areas. Kochi Airport statement in a statement said: "Operations go on smoothly".

Teams of army and NDRF have been deployed in Ayannkulu, Idukki, Wayanad, Kozikode, Mallapuram and Palakkad.

The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery resumed flight operations after it was halted as a precautionary measure after the shutters of the Cheruthoni dam were opened.

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