Indian couple float to wedding in giant cooking pot amid floods



It was a potluck wedding.

An Indian couple were so eager to tie the knot amid floods that they were captured sailing to their wedding venue inside a giant cooking pot that they had borrowed from a local temple.

The waterlogged lovebirds — identified as health workers in the town of Alappuzha in southern India’s Kerala state — waved and smiled in their ceremonial clothes as two men steered their improvised boat, Agence France-Presse reported.

“It has turned into a wedding which we never imagined,” the bride told local news outlet Asianet after they got hitched.

Water lapped up at the edge of the building as they got married in a Hindu ceremony attended by a small number of guests.

At least 27 people have died in Kerala amid floods since Friday and forecasters warned of more heavy rains in the coming days, according to AFP.

An Indian couple sailed to their wedding in a cooking pot after after heavy rains wreaked havoc in the southern state of Kerala.
The couple was evidently eager to get married despite mounting floods in the area.
Indian couple cooking pot flood wedding
At least 27 people have died in Kerala amid floods since Friday.

On Tuesday, officials in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand said 10 people were killed in fresh landslides after five died in similar incidents Monday.

Five of them were killed after a cloudburst triggered a landslide that buried a house along with its inhabitants in the town of Nainital.

“We have recovered five bodies from the disaster site and a further search is on,” local official Prateek Jain told AFP.


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