Kerala: Heavy rain causes chaos, red alert in 10 districts; Toddler washed away

In a tragic incident that occurred on August 1 during a landslide in Kannur, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, Numa, was washed away in flood waters. The body was found in the search operation by the NDRF personnel on August 2nd. Her mother, Nadeera, survived the mishap that occurred on August 1st. Though Nadeera was rescued, Numa, who was holding on to Nadeera’s hand, got lost in the currents. Meanwhile, the heavy rain that lashed various parts of Kerala since July 31st claimed over 12 lives, besides causing widespread damage to property and agriculture. Many important roads in Kochi and other areas have been facing waterlogging and significant traffic disruptions since August 1. Many schools in vulnerable areas have been suspended due to heavy rains. IMD has issued a red alert in 7 districts till August 4.

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