August 10, 2018 11:19 IST

Kerala floods: Shutter of Cheruthoni dam opened after 26 years

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Shutter of Cheruthoni dam opened after 26 years One of the shutter of Idukki reservoir opened to maintain the water level in Idukki, Kerala on Aug 9, 2018. One of the highest dams in Asia, it is a double curvature, thin arc dam across the Periyar River in Kerala. Credit: IANS
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A view of the flood-hit Muvattupuzha near Kochi Fifteen people were killed in rain-related incidents as heavy showers lashed Kerala, authorities said on Thursday. Idukki district remained the worst affected with 10 deaths, of which five from one family lost their lives after their house caved in due to a mudslide. Credit: IANS
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A view of the flood-hit Muvattupuzha near Kochi The other five victims were from Malappuram district who were washed away by the waters of the Chaliyar river that has increased to its highest levels since 1994. State Power Minister M.M. Mani, who hails from Idukki, said: "Things are pretty bad and I have visited the affected areas and on Thursday morning, the shutters of the Idamalyar dam was opened. We will open one shutter of the Idukki dam also..." Credit: IANS
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Rescue operations underway after a ship off the coast of Kerala rammed into an Indian fishing boat Rescue operations underway after a ship off the coast of Kerala rammed into an Indian fishing boat along the international route, killing three fishermen, on Aug 7, 2018. The incident took place around 28 nautical miles from the shore on the high seas around 4 a.m. Credit: IANS