Kollam, June 9 : Heavy rains lashed South Kerala and its many areas are now under the threat of flood as the South West monsoon intensified in the state. The Kollam District Collector has declared a holiday today for all educational institutions except professional colleges in the district following the rains. (ALSO READ: Heavy rains in Port Blair, flight returns ) Also Read - Telangana rains: Death toll rises to 70, govt on alert as IMD predicts more heavy rains

Wide-spread loss of property has been reported in several regions of southern part of the State. The Met office has informed that heavy rains will continue to lash the State till Sunday. There are chances of winds with a speed reaching up to 60 kms occurring in the State. Also Read - Kerala Paying Price For 'Gross Negligence' During Onam: Harsh Vardhan on Easing Covid Restrictions For Festivals

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