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Rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of Kerala with northern hill district of Wayanad experiencing widespread landslides and flooding overnight, forcing thousands of people to take shelter at relief camps.
A vigorous southwest monsoon has left a trail of destruction across Kerala, killing 29 people over the last 48 hours. More than 53,500 people were now staying in various relief camps across the state.
A revived southwest monsoon unleashed widespread rain across Idukki on Thursday, killing at least ten persons including two children, flooding low-lying areas and leaving the highlands vulnerable to landslips, debris flow, and flash floods.
Four cars got heavily damaged and one passenger got stuck in the front seat as a huge tree trunk fell above the car. Fire and Rescue Service personnel with the help of public saved all the passengers.
The country has received plentiful rains this year and many states are reeling under floods as the southwest Monsoon has fully covered India.
Heavy rains continued to cripple the city with waterlogged roads and pavements disrupting normal life.
Heavy rain measuring about 196 mm till Wednesday morning lashed the city inundating several localities and leading to traffic snarls on arterial roads.
Heavy rainfall in the western city of Mumbai has disrupted life in India's financial capital. Local trains have been halted, cars are stuck on roads and airport operations were suspended.