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Thursday 09 Aug 2018 09.27 AM

Landslides in 5 districts : 8 killed , Idamalayar shutters opened

Heavy Rain,

Kozhikode : Heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala today, leading to copious inflows into reservoirs and shutters of damalayar dam in Ernakulam district opened.

At least 15 people have lost their lives in various rain related incidents in state . Landslides have been reported in many hillside regions including Malappuram, Kannur and Kozhikode following the downpour.

Holiday was also declared for all educational institutions, including professional colleges, in Wayanad, Idukki and Kannur. KSDMA said that a decision on having a trial run to open the shutters of Idukki dam would be taken after assessing the situation on a concurrent basis and be announced subsequently, if necessary.

The water level in the Idukki reservoir touched 2398.40 ft.

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