As heavy rainfall continues to create havoc in Kerala, the state police has issued a warning on Tuesday, October 19, against a "dangerous tendency" that it observed recently in which people jumped into rivers to catch fish when the dams were open.
Tweeting a video of this practice, while labelling it with the word "DANGER", Kerala police urged the people of Kerala to stay safe and avoid such reckless behaviour.
Heads UP !!
A dangerous tendency has been observed to jump into the river to catch the fish when the dam is opened.
We urge the public to kindly avoid such activities.
Stay safe.#keralapolice pic.twitter.com/ez1KuHBzVB
— Kerala Police (@TheKeralaPolice) October 19, 2021
Heavy rainfall has been predicted to continue till the 24th of October, according to reports from the Indian Meteorological Department, and the annual pilgrimage to Sabarimala temple has also been suspended for the moment.
The relentless rain is a consequence of a "localised phenomenon triggered due to the low-pressure system formed in the Arabian Sea", as explained by Smitha TK of The Quint.
For now, around 200 relief camps have been set up in Kerala to assist all those who have been displaced by the rain and the flooding.
A high-level meeting was conducted by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday, 18 October, to take stock of the situation.
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