Alappuzha (if) – There have been heavy rains and floods in Kerala state in southern India in the past few days. Since an important date was coming and the streets were flooded, a couple from Alappuzha had to reschedule: they sailed in a pot to their wedding to the temple, which was about half a kilometer away.
There is a video circulating online that shows a couple in formal clothes in a huge circular vase being dragged by two men into the water. A photographer tries to photograph a watercraft for a wedding album. “We should have booked a boat instead of a car,” he quotesHindustan Times newspaperA man from the background. The newspaper was unable to verify the video.
The groom had the same opinion: they really wanted to organize a small boat, but this did not work, Akash Kongomon told the mediator “The Hindu” – so they tried fate. It also flooded the hall in which they were married – not only the theater in which the priest trusted them. “It has become a wedding we could never have imagined,” the bride told reporters on Monday after a ceremony at the Banyanurkavu Devi temple.
Heavy rain in southern India
The newlyweds in the pot was one of the few beautiful scenes that happened in Kerala in the last few days. At least 35 people have died there since Saturday due to the torrential rains. Most of them died in two landslides over the weekend. Local media reported that homes were destroyed and people buried under mud and rubble. Some people were washed away by the floods and drowned.
Television showed dramatic images: a two-story house fell into a flooded river, roads and bridges destroyed, trees uprooted. A warning was issued to a number of dams of their fullness and danger.
Meanwhile, the dam’s water can be drained slowly and thousands of people from low-lying areas near the river can be temporarily moved to safe camping areas, according to a statement from Kerala Chief Minister’s office Pinarayi Vijayan. However, the weather service warned of at least three more days of heavy rain from Wednesday.