Cloudburst hits kochi; 100 mm rain in one and a half hours

Kochi: Cloud explosion in Kalamasery, Cusat officials said. 100 mm of rain fell in an hour and a half, said Associate Professor S Abhilash of Cusat informed. This was recorded in Cusat’s rain gauge. Waterlogging is severe in Kakkanad Infopark. Traffic jams were experienced at many places in the city.

Waterlogging has formed in various areas in Ernakulam. Heavy rain has been received in various parts of the districts since morning. Many service roads in the city were flooded. Waterlogging has formed in Kalamassery and Kakkanad areas. There is a huge traffic jam on Edappally Arur National Highway.

Water has entered including the roads. A tree fell on a KSRTC bus in Fort Kochi and one person was injured. A man was found drowned near the Kannamali Saudi Mosque. The search is on. Three people were rescued from the accident. The parked vehicles were swept away.