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Rain kills over 20 in Indian state
AM Abdussalam August 10, 2018
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KOCHI: Torrential rain battered most parts of Kerala, claiming more than 22 lives and leaving a trail of destruction on Thursday and chief minister terming the flood situation in the state as “very grave.”

Shutters of at least 22 reservoirs in the state have been opened, triggering prospects of flood in low laying areas downstream.

Eleven people were killed in a massive landslide in high range in Idukki district, six lost their life in Malappuram district and two others died in Kannur and one in Wayanad district since Wednesday, according to disaster control room sources.

A family of five members perished in Idukki’s Adimali town and two persons were pulled out alive from the debris by the locals and police.

For the first time in the last 26 years, a shutter of the Cheruthoni dam of the Idukki reservoir, considered the biggest arch dam in Asia, was opened by noon on Thursday as the water level touched 2,398.98 feet.

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