5 Killed After Mosque Collapsed

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Lucknow: 5 people killed, 5 others injured after pillar of a mosque collapsed due to strong winds and heavy rains in LakhimpurKheri. According to agency reports, the mosque collapsed due to strong winds and heavy rains.

Reports inform that about 5 people have been injured so far. The southwest monsoon on Tuesday hit Kerala, three days before its scheduled arrival, says the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“Today, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of southeast Arabian Sea, Comorin – Maldives area, entire Lakshadweep, most parts of Kerala, some parts of Tamil Nadu and some more parts of southwest, central and northeast Bay of Bengal. Thus the southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala, 3 days ahead of its normal date,” the IMD informed in a press release.

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In southern India, heavy rainfall lashed the twin coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Mangaluru for the third day today, inundating low-lying areas and flooding roads, disrupting traffic and throwing life out of gear.

The Home Ministry said it has reviewed the situation in Managalore and is rushing additional teams of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) to to assist the local administration in handling rescue and relief operations.