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Kerala receives copious rains

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Though the South West Monsoon has been weak over Kerala, rains occurred at most places in the state and today, weather officials said.

Several houses and an All Radio tower were damaged in the heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram, district authorities said.

While Vaikom received 9 cm rainfall, Kanjirappally, in Kottayam district, received 8 cm rainfall today, according to an IMD bulletin.

Kudlu received 6 cm, Alapuzha 5 cm, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Munnar and Thiruvananthapuram city recorded 3 cm rainfall, it added.

It said rain and thunder showers are most likely to occur at most places in and in the next five days.

Meanwhile, a 122-metre long 20 KW medium wave transmitter tower of the AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, collapsed due to heavy rains and wind yesterday.

A new tower would be erected and efforts are on to immediately start the MW transmission, R C Gopal, Station Director, said.

First Published: Sat, June 18 2016. 18:07 IST