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Monsoon hits Kerala, 1 dead due to heavy rains

By rediff News - Wed Jun 08, 8:50 am

After a delay of almost seven days, Southwest Monsoon on Tuesday finally hit Kerala, marking the official commencement of rainy season in the country, as heavy showers in the southern state left one person dead.

“Southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala and Lakshadweep,” said K Santosh, head of India Meteorological Department’s Thiruvananthapuram regional centre.

It has also advanced into most parts of Tamil Nadu, some parts of south interior Karnataka and remaining parts of south Bay of Bengal, according to IMD.

Several parts of Kerala have been receiving heavy rains since Monday night which left a 36-year-old man dead due to landslip in Idukki district of Kerala. 

Jobi John, former SFI Idukki district president, died and his mother was seriously injured when mounds of earth and rocks fell on their home following heavy rains at Vazhavara early on Tuesday, the police said.

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