16 deaths due to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Kerala, loss of 6 million


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Kerala’s Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan has said that the sharp winds and torrential rains since the last two days in different parts of the state have so far claimed 16 lives and damaged about 60 million crops. Explain that the monsoon has already knocked on May 29 in the state.

The minister told the assembly that 1,109 houses were partially scattered in the rain and 61 were completely devastated. While 122 people from 33 families have been kept in relief camps. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala raised this issue in the Assembly. On which the minister had said that 188.41 hectares of agricultural land had damaged the crop of 6.34 crore.

He said that this disaster has affected 2,784 farmers. Chandrasekharan said that the relatives of the dead will be compensated by the state disaster relief fund for four lakh rupees. He said that the compensation amount will also be given to the people whose homes have been damaged.