Monsoon fury continues unabated

A two-storey building built in memory of V. Moideenkoya Haji, founder of Mukkom orphanage, at Karassery collapsed in heavy rain on Wednesday.

The police said the building, which was opened as a cultural centre in 1993, collapsed around 1 a.m.

The furniture and a few computers kept at the library of the cultural centre were damaged. The premises of the building were remaining water-logged for days.

Karassery panchayat authorities visited the site and checked the possibility of reconstructing the building, which also housed an Akshaya centre.

Fire and Rescue Services personnel said heavy rain and strong winds badly hit several interior areas of Mukkom. In the Thiruvambady rubber estate owned by the Kilkotagiri Plantations, around 2,000 rubber trees were uprooted on Tuesday. Labourers at the estate said several teak and jackfruit trees were also uprooted in the winds. Some of the sheds constructed for the stay of estate employees in the area were also destroyed in the rain.

Power supply was disrupted in several villages on Wednesday too as KSEB employees could not complete the repair on damaged supply lines.

They said the work was in full swing and it would take at least two days to resume the supply in the disrupted areas.

At Mukacheri in Vadakara, three families were relocated to safer places after their houses were damaged following caving in of land on Wednesday.

The Vadakara Revenue Divisional Officer and the Tahzildar visited the spot. In Vadakara taluk, 10 houses were partly damaged in rain.

In Koyilandy taluk, eight houses were damaged. Fourteen families were shifted to various relief camps.

On Wednesday, the district received 104.3 mm rain fall.

In the wake of the continuing downpour, the taluk authorities were asked to stay vigil and identify more relief camps to meet emergency situations.

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