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Kerala Rains News: Life Comes to Standstill as Water Levels Rise

India | News18 | August 9, 2018, 3:57 pm
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 At least 20 people were killed rain-related incidents and landslides as heavy showers lashed Kerala on August 09, 2018. (Image: News18)

At least 20 people were killed rain-related incidents and landslides as heavy showers lashed Kerala on August 09, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 Idukki district was the worst-affected with 10 deaths, including five of one family. (Image: News18)

Idukki district was the worst-affected with 10 deaths, including five of one family. (Image: News18)

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 The government has also postponed annual Nehru boat race in Alappuzha in view of heavy showers forecast. (Image: News18)

The government has also postponed annual Nehru boat race in Alappuzha in view of heavy showers forecast. (Image: News18)

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 State Power Minister MM Mani, who hails from Idukki, said:

State Power Minister MM Mani, who hails from Idukki, said: "Things are pretty bad and I have visited the affected areas." (Image: News18)

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"The shutters of the Idamalyar dam was opened. We will open one shutter of the Idukki dam also...," Mani added. (Image: News18)

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 Four shutters of the Idamalayar dam were opened on August 09 to release excess water. (Image: News18)

Four shutters of the Idamalayar dam were opened on August 09 to release excess water. (Image: News18)

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 One shutter of the Idukki dam was also partially opened as a trial run. (Image: News18)

One shutter of the Idukki dam was also partially opened as a trial run. (Image: News18)

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 The opening of the dam shutters resulted in an increase in the water level in the Periyar river. (Image: News18)

The opening of the dam shutters resulted in an increase in the water level in the Periyar river. (Image: News18)

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 Earlier, the Ernakulam district administration conducted a review of the situation at the airport after the water level in a canal near it started rising. (Image: News18)

Earlier, the Ernakulam district administration conducted a review of the situation at the airport after the water level in a canal near it started rising. (Image: News18)

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 Heavy rains have been lashing several parts of Kerala for the past few days, leading to a copious inflow into the state's reservoirs.(Image: News18)

Heavy rains have been lashing several parts of Kerala for the past few days, leading to a copious inflow into the state's reservoirs.(Image: News18)

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