Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in India’s Kerala state

People stand on the steps of Aluva Shiva Temple complex submerged in water after the opening of Idamalayar dam shutter following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Torrential rains and landslides killed at least 24 people in southern India on Thursday, with the authorities opening the shutters of 24 water reservoirs in an unprecedented move to prevent potentially disastrous breaches, officials said. The June-September rains in Kerala state have cost 175 lives and damaged crops worth 3.42 billion […]

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