Kerala floods: Devotees asked to refrain from visiting Sabarimala temple on Oct 17-18

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Kottayam (Kerala) [India], October 17 (ANI): The Travancore Devaswom Board requested the devotees of Lord Ayyappa to refrain from visiting the Sabarimala temple on October 17 and 18, as the state has been witnessing continuous heavy rains, especially in Pathanamthitta district and the Pamba river. Dangerously high water level in

Kottayam (Kerala) [India], October 17 (ANI): The Travancore Devaswom Board requested the devotees of Lord Ayyappa to refrain from visiting the Sabarimala temple on October 17 and 18, as the state is witnessing continuous heavy rains, especially in Pathanamthitta district and the Pamba river. Dangerously high water level in
The shutters of Maniyar Dam in Pathanamthitta district opened after the water level of the reservoir increased due to heavy rainfall, following which a low pressure formed in the southeast of the Arabian Sea, off the Kerala coast.
Kerala Revenue Minister K Rajan has reached Kottayam Collectorate to take stock of the rain situation in the district.
Four people were killed and 12 people went missing on Saturday due to heavy rains in Kerala’s Kottikal in Kottayam and Kokkayar in Kerala’s Idukki districts.
According to Kerala minister VN Vasavan, who is camping in Kottayam, the bodies of three people have been found in a landslide at Koottikal in Kottayam.
Vasavan said, “Officially we have confirmed three deaths in Kottayam and one in Idukki due to landslides. All government machinery has been pressed into service immediately. According to official figures, 12 people are missing, four of them in Kottayam. Huh.”
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued red alert in five districts, orange alert for seven districts and yellow alert for two districts of Kerala amid incessant rains in different parts of the state on Saturday. (ANI)

First published:October 17, 2021, 2:34 am

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