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09 Aug 2018 | 09:48 AM UTC

India: Heavy rainfall and landslides kill 20 in Kerala August 8-9

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20 deaths due to landslides and other rain-related incidents in Kerala state (south) August 8-9

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/9/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Kerala

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Event

At least 20 people were killed due to landslides and other monsoon rain-related incidents in southern Kerala state August 8-9. The casualties were reported in the districts of Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad.

Context

The southwest summer monsoon, a four-month long period, is the principal rainy season for the Indian subcontinent. India receives about 75 percent of its annual rainfall during this period.

Advice

Individuals present in Kerala state are advised to keep abreast of regional weather forecasts, remain cautious during outdoor activities, anticipate road traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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