Amid heavy rains in Kerala, a video of a house getting washed away by strong water currents of a river in the Kottayam district has gone viral on the Internet.
Kottayam: Amid heavy rains in Kerala, a video of a house getting washed away by strong water currents of a river in the Kottayam district has gone viral on the Internet.
The video, shared by news agency ANI, shows several people standing on the road as the house collapses into the river in Mundakayam on Sunday . However, the occupants of the house were evacuated before the incident took place.
The intense downpour in Kerala has taken a heavy toll in terms of life and property over the last couple of days. Landslides and rising water levels in rivers have washed away people, homes and businesses, resulting in damage to the tune of hundreds of crores in the rain-battered regions of the southern state.
Earlier on Sunday, the Prime Minister expressed condolences to the bereaved families and assured the people in the state that the authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected. "It is saddening that some people have lost their lives due to heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Condolences to the bereaved families," PM Modi tweeted.
"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," the Prime Minister tweeted.
The death toll due to the heavy rains and landslides in Kerala mounted to 21, according to the State's Information and Public Relations Department on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that the intense spell of rainfall activity over Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is likely to reduce from today.