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23 Jan 2019, Edition - 1289, Wednesday

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Kerala News

Rain havoc across Kerala, woman dies as tree falls on her in Kozhikode

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Kochi: An elderly woman was killed when a tree fell on her in heavy rain accompanied by high velocity winds in Kozhikode today, reports said. Khadija, 60, was going to Chaliam when the incident occurred, reports said.

The weather office has issued warning to fishermen against venturing into the sea as high velocity winds of 60 knots is forecast on Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts. Heavy rain is continuing across Idukki district where four persons were injured when a tree fell over their house in Kattapana.

One person was injured when a rock rolled down on the house at Thangamani in Idukki village. Power supply was hit as trees fell on high tension lines in Nedumkandam. Traffic was disrupted on the Painav-Kulamavu-Mangula-Kallar route as trees were fell on the road.

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Three shutters of Kallarkutty dam were opened to release water. There was heavy crop loss in the hilly areas of Kannur. Rubber trees and banana crops were destroyed in heavy rain and wind.

Traffic was disrupted on the important Swaraj Round in Thrissur for sometime when trunks of a massive tree fell on the road. Meanwhile, the 52-day trawling ban is being imposed from tonight. Fisheries Department has issued stern warning against those violating the ban

In addition to its existing boats, the department has hired many boats to strengthen sea patrolling. Marine enforcement squad and the coastal police are also monitoring the coast. Strong action like seizure of boats would be there against those violating the order.

The ban will hit thousands of mechanised fishing boats, including smaller ones fitted with motor. The Government is offering free ration and other benefits. The ban is imposed to conserve marine life.

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