No respite from rain in Kasaragod district

Heavy rain continued to lash northern Kerala for the second consecutive day on Friday, causing large-scale damage to properties. The district registered an average 55 mm of rainfall during the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Friday.

Showers accompanied by strong winds uprooted electric posts in many parts of the district. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported from the district, official sources here said.

Most rivers in the region were flooded.

The eastern hilly hamlets were the worst affected, forcing people of villages to stay indoors.

According to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) sources in Kanhangad, electric poles were uprooted in many parts, mainly owing to the laterite soil getting soaked in rainwaters. Trees that were uprooted in the incessant rain crashed down on power lines.

“We are working overtime to rectify the snags, as the situation could be fatal to those who chance to to come in contact with the snapped live electric wire,’’ a KSEB official told
The Hindu
here.

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