THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rains that lashed the district for over 12 hours from Monday evening submerged many places in the state capital.
Flash floods forced hundreds of families to leave their homes. As many as three relief camps and 24-hour taluk-level control rooms were opened under the supervision of tahsildars.
Meanwhile, a 74-year-old was electrocuted at Nalanchira on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Georgekutty John.
According to officials, taluk comprising portions of Thiruvananthapuram city corporation limits was the most affected area.
At Kuriyathi, a relief camp was opened to accommodate 220 residents of Karimadom Colony. As many as 150 residing on the banks Amayizhanchan Canal were shifted to the relief camp at MP Padmanabhan community hall. Another camp was opened at the anganwadi at Thekkummoodu to accommodate 158 residents of Bund Colony. Around 65 families have been staying at the relief camp functioning at BV LPS School, Chirayinkeezh, that opened a week ago. Four families at Goods Yard Colony, Kadakampally, shifted to the residences of their relatives. Fire force officials said trees were uprooted at Melarannoor and Thycaud.
District collector K Vasuki visited the affected places, including S S Kovil Road and Karimadom Colony, to assess the situation. SupplyCo and HortiCorp have been directed to supply sufficient food items to the relief camps.
In the outskirts, five houses at Kattakada taluk were partially damaged. Two houses each were damaged at Chirayinkeezh, Balaramapuram and Attingal and one each at Neyyatinkara, Thirupuram and Perunkada. Seven houses were submerged at Anchuthengu. A well was caved in at Nedumangad.
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