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Two more die in related incidents; Toll goes up to 23

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Incessant rains lashing several parts of claimed two more lives today, taking the toll in related incidents to 23, since the o nset of the south west last month, officials said today.

Two men-- a 82-year old and a 20-year old -- drowned in flooded rivers in Pathanamthitta today.

A total of 272 houses were partially damaged, while eight were fully damaged across in the rains,officials at the State Control room for Diaster management here said.

Land slips and damage to roads were reported from Idukki, Waynad, Kozhikode districts.

Officials have asked people to avoid travel during night in the hilly areas of district.

The Bharathapuzha, one of the major rivers in the state, was in spate, as also the Bhavni and Siruvani in district, the officials said.

The and Mullaperiyar reservoirs received good inflows as the catchment areas have been receiving heavy rains for the past four days.

The water level in dam touched 2,324.50 feet, nearly half its capacity, while that in Mullaperiyar stood at 117 feet.

Shutters of major resorvoirs in Idukki district were opened after the water level crossed the maxmimum limit.

A couple trapped in the flood waters of the in Attapady were rescued by fire force and police personnel.

A Kozhikode report said heavy rains washed away a bridge connecting and Karnataka, affecting traffic.

Mir said more than 100 trees were uprooted at various places on the inter-state road.

A team of 60 army personnel under the supervision of the were engaged in road clearing work, he said, adding, that movement of vehicles would be allowed only after they certify it fit for use.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:35 IST