New Delhi: A terrifying video has captured a house collapsing into a gushing river, amid heavy rains in Kerala. The video, shared by news agency ANI, shows cracks on the ground in front of a small house. In a matter of seconds, the two-storey house, along with its ground floor, tilted and plopped into the gushing river, which swallowed it instantly.
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2021
Meanwhile, the death toll in incidents related to heavy rains, including landslides and flash floods in Kerala has increased to 22. While 13 bodies were recovered from the Kottayam district, 9 were found in Idukki from various rain-hit areas.
In the high range Idukki district, where a travel ban is also in place due to inclement weather, District Collector Sheeba George said that two persons are still missing.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed that it is saddening that some people have lost their lives due to heavy rains and landslides in Kerala and paid condolences to the bereaved families. He also dialled Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation arising out of the rains.
“Spoke to Kerala CM Shri @vijayanpinarayi and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected,” PM Modi tweeted.
“I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being,” he added.
Spoke to Kerala CM Shri @vijayanpinarayi and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 17, 2021
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also said that the Centre will provide all possible assistance to the people of Kerala, who have been affected by heavy rains and resulting floods.
He tweeted that the government was continuously monitoring the situation in parts of Kerala in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding.
We are continuously monitoring the situation in parts of Kerala in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding. The central govt will provide all possible support to help people in need. NDRF teams have already been sent to assist the rescue operations. Praying for everyone’s safety.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 17, 2021