Monsoon arrives in Kerala, incessant rains kill one person

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Monsoon on Wednesday hit Kerala with heavy rains claiming the life of a 36-year-old man following a landslip in Idukki district.

This after the India Meteorological Department last month said that the monsoon would be delayed by a week from its usual onset by 1 June and hit Kerala by 9 June.

Kochi: Girls enjoying  in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI5_29_2016_000105B)
Kochi: Girls enjoying in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI5_29_2016_000105B)

South-west monsoon has set in over Kerala and Lakshadweep, said K Santosh, head of IMD’s regional centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

Several parts of the state have been receiving heavy rains since Tuesday night, reported PTI.

The incessant rains have already one life in the state.

Jobi John, former SFI Idukki district president, died and his mother was seriously injured when mounds of earth and rocks fell on their home following heavy rains at Vazhavara early today.

Police said that his father escaped unhurt and informed neighbours who carried out the rescue operation.

Thiruvananthapuram district authorities are taking precautionary steps like restricting flow of tourists to hill stations like Ponmudi in view of heavy rains.

People are also being advised to avoid travelling during night on hilly roads.

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