Thiruvananthapuram: At least 90 people have died due to rains in the state. Reports suggest that the death toll may rise despite the rain decreased in the state. The search is still on.
The walls of the Bekal fort fell in heavy rain. The wall of the second observatory on the east side of the fort’s entrance was dropped in the rain last night.
Two people died after a fishing boat sank in the sea in Chirayinkeezhu. Rocky Bunchinos and Lazar Thomas died. Their bodies were taken to Chirayinkeezhu Taluk Hospital for post-mortem.
Meanwhile, the meteorological department has warned that the state will again face isolated heavy rains as the depression created in the Sea. A hurricane that has now formed in the northeastern Bay of Bengal is expected to turn into a new pressure within the next 24 hours and move northwest. However, there is no red alert in any district.
District collectors have announced holidays for all educational institutions, including professional colleges in eight districts. The holidays are in Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kannur, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Wayanad and Malappuram districts.
The district administration has issued a holiday to all educational institutions that serve as relief camps in Pathanamthitta district. These schools will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Eight districts have been given full leave due to flooding in many areas and most of the schools have been functioning as relief camps due to rains. The leave will apply to Kendriya Vidyalayas, ICSE and CBSE schools.