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Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment

  Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment   Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 19 October 2021   Overexploitation of natural resources and haphazard development by humans has led to climate change, resulting in long-lasting consequences on the environment. This is increasing health hazards and natural disasters, and more, day by day. The torrential flooding being witnessed recently in the state of Kerala in India is a prime example of this, say many experts.   This is not the first time that Kerala, a state of 34 million people, has been devastated by floods. It saw the worst floods in a century in 2018 when severe rains caused flash floods and landslides, killing nearly 500 people and leaving a million homeless. The following year, more than 125 people were killed in flash floods and landslides across the state. More than 50 were killed in August last year after landslides struck the hilly Munnar region.   The latest spell of torrential

Bus-truck collision captured on CCTV 3 killed, 30 injured in the mishap

Bus-truck collision captured on CCTV3 killed, 30 injured in the mishap



















Sagaya FernandoMumbai: August 14, 2018


Even as the state of Kerala in India is reeling under the after-effects of torrential rainfall and flooding which has claimed many lives, a head-on collision between a state public transport bus and a goods lorry on August 13, added to the sad turn of tragic events in the state.

In this mishap, three people – the diver and conductor of the bus, and the lorry driver – were killed, while 30 passengers on the bus sustained minor injuries.

The tragic incident has been caught on the CCTV of a shop located near the accident site under Chathannur police jurisdiction of Kollam city.

The Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KRTC) bus was headed to Thiruvananthapuram – the state capital, while the lorry was going to Ernakulam.

“The incident took place a few minutes after 6 in the morning after the bus had crossed the bridge on the Ithikkara River. The CCTV footage from a nearby shop shows the bus suddenly crossing onto the oncoming lane and collided head-on with the lorry. Three people died in this accident. They are the truck driver Ganesh, KRTC bus driver Abdul Azeez and the bus conductor T P Subhash,” informed Chathannur Assistant Commissioner Hiralal. 

Luckily, the 30 passengers on the bus had a narrow escape, sustaining minor injuries, and were rushed to the Kollam District Hospital, Kottiyam Holy Cross Hospital and KIMS Hospital for treatment and discharged later.

The police surmise that the bus driver dozed off on the wheel leading to the mishap. 


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