While rains continue to lash south-central Kerala, the state government is struggling to keep the citizen safe. However, the raising waters often evoke curiosity among people and many of them, especially youth are into adventures.
On Thursday, the Moozhiyar Police booked three youngsters who did a stunt in the Kakkad River at Seethathodu in Pathanamthitta. The youngsters were reenacting a scene from the popular Malayalam movie ‘Naran’ starring Mohanlal by jumping into the overflowing river to retrieve massive driftwood.
The state government has urged people along the banks of major rivers to exercise caution and warned against the trend of ‘flood tourism’. Revenue Minister K Rajan advised those who had already moved to relief camps not to return to their homes even if the rainfall waned in intensity temporarily.
He also warned the public against attempting adventures in rivers during the rains. “The majority of recent accident deaths reported in Kerala were from drowning. Under no cost can we allow people to do flood tourism,” said minister Rajan.