A women died and widespread flooding and destruction reported as South West Monsoon intensified in northern Kerala today. A two-year-old girl was feared washed away at Keezhpally near Aralam today morning when she fell into a small stream near her house near Kakkuva River near Aralam.
According to police, Diya (2), daughter of Suhail and Fathima, fell into a small stream while playing at around 1030 hrs. Locals, fire force personnel from Iritty rushed to the spot and started to search for her.
Meanwhile, incessant rail that lashed the Iritty, Aralam ,Kelakam, Thaliparamba,Irikkur North and other hill areas damaged several roads, agricultural crops in the areas.
Landslips were reported at Kelakam and Peringome and the traffic blocked at various roads in hill areas.
The two bridges connecting to 13th and 7th blocks at Aralam Farm, the lone resettlement Adhivasi Farm in the state, were also washed away due to the heavy rain lashing since yesterday.
Police said body of Devaki, 50, who was washed away in flood waters, was recovered from Sharada Nagar in Kasargod District today. A report from Kasargod said ten families were shifted from Cheruvathur, Karamgod and Klayikkod to safer places due to flooding triggered by incessant rains lashing the region.
Vehicular traffic was disrupted for some time on Cheruvathur-Mayichha National Highway following a landslip. The district administration had declared holiday for educational institutions, except professional colleges, in the district today and tomorrow. Hilly district of Wayanad also declared holiday for educational institutions today.
Three houses were partially destroyed in Vatakara in Kozhikode District, the district administration sources said. Standing crops on 41 hectare were destroyed costing an estimated total loss of Rs 55 lakh, they added. Weather department said the incessant rain was expected to continue for another two days throughout the State.
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