Car swept away by floodwaters in Thodupuzha, 2 killed

Thodupuzha: The heavy rain is continuing to wreak havoc across the state. Two people were killed after a car was swept away by floodwaters in Thodpuzha. Dead bodies of a man, a native of Koothattukulam and a woman who were travelling in the car were recovered.

The India Meteorological Department has warned of widespread heavy rains in the state due to the Low-Pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea and issued a Red Alert for five districts in the state.

A defence spokesperson said the Indian Air Force and Indian Army stationed in Kerala have deployed their assets.

“Mi-17 and Sarang Helicopters are already in standby mode to meet the requirements. All the bases under Southern Air Command have been put on high alert in view of the prevalent weather situation at Kerala”, the spokesperson said in a statement.

Indian Army has already deployed army personnel to flood-affected areas. One column consists of One Officer, 2 JCOs and 30 other ranks of army personnel already moved to Kanjirappally, Kottayam District from Pangode Military Station along with two Baut with OBM and other equipment under the leadership of Major Abin Paul.