Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: Heavy rain lashed various parts of the district for the fourth day on Tuesday following the onset of the southeast monsoon at Kerala.

Even as the district administration had announced that water from the Pechipparai dam would be released for irrigation on June 7, the farmers have already started ploughing their paddy fields following heavy rains and also started raising nurseries.

Electrocuted

In the meantime, a woman and her child were electrocuted when they came in contact with a live electric wire at Eraniel, owing to heavy rain.

The bodies were sent for post-mortem at Kanyakumari government medical college hospital at Asaripallam.

The maximum rainfall of 34.4 mm was recorded at Puthen dam, 33 in Nagercoil followed by 33.8 in Perunchani, 28.4 in Puthen dam, 25 in Surulode, 15.4 in Kottaram and 10.8 in Kannimar.

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