Kerala Rain: Authorities state the landslide occurred in the district of Rajamalai.
Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding like Situation in Kerala – Insider folks, Heavy rain triggered a landslide early this morning in the Idukki district of Kerala, killing at least 13 men. Twelve others have been saved so far and are seeking care at Tata General Hospital in Munnar.
“The landslide has occurred at a location where tea plantation employees live. At least three families are trapped,” said Idukki, Superintendent of Police.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was mobilized to evacuate victims of landslides in Rajamala. “Police, fire, forestry, and revenue officials have also been ordered to step up rescue operations,” said the Chief Minister.
Officials state the landslide has occurred in the district of Rajamalai, which can be difficult to access. Between 70 and 80 people were living in that area, officials also said, adding that they did not know how many were stuck at this stage.
Forest authorities and other emergency response personnel also arrived at the scene.
Connection connections to the city were, however, disrupted as the power lines snapped due to the rains.
Rahul Gandhi Tweets Condolences After 15 people died in Kerala LandslideCongress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted his condolences to the families of those killed in a landslide in the Idukki district of Kerala on Friday.
Mr. Gandhi, who is the Lok Sabha MP for Wayanad district in the state, who has also provided severe rainfall, appealed to the state to save those still stranded.
“My condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the landslide in Munnar, Kerala.
I ask the state government to get those stuck to safety. I request all Congressional staff to help in the rescue and relief operation,” Gandhi said.
“Central and state governments will offer unconditional assistance to poor plantation workers’ families,” he said in a second message.
In a post on his Facebook page, Mr. Gandhi shared worry regarding his constituency and stated that he was “closely watching the situation there.”
Center Offers Support To Kerala After Idukki Lanslide Deaths Union Minister V Muraleedharan spoke Friday to Kerala Chief Secretary Dr Vishwas Mehta regarding Idukki landslide incident and assured him of all necessary assistance. The Minister shared his regrets on the loss of life in the accident.
“Haunted by the loss of life in the Kerala flood. My condolences to their family members. Know more about the trapped tea estate workers in Munnar, NDRF and GoI will extend assistance to the state to save them,” he added.
‘Pained,’ Tweets PM As 13 Die In Kerala Landslide
PM Narendra Modi today shared his sorrow at the loss of life in Kerala’s Idukki in a landslide accident. “Haunted by the loss of life as a consequence of a landslide in Rajamalai, Idukki.
In this hour of sorrow, my thoughts go to the bereaved families. May the injured recover fast. NDRF and the administration are operating on the field, offering assistance to the impacted,” said PM Modi.
“The ex-gratia of Rs . 2 lakh each from the PMNRF will be granted to the next of the kin of those who lost their lives as a consequence of the landslide in Rajamalai, Idukki. Rs. 50,000 each will be granted to those injured as a result of the landslide,” he said.
Warning provided heavy rainfall in different districts of Kerala.
The Indian Meteorological Department has given a red and orange warning for heavy rainfall in different districts of Kerala.
Red warnings have been released for the districts of Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, and Wayanad for today.
Kerala: Meenachil river overflows due to heavy rainfall in the town of Poonjar, Kottayam district. The Fire Service Special Task Force Team of 50 members was sent to Rajamalai in Idukki for rescue operations, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
5 killed in a landslide in Idukki Rajamala, Kerala; 10 rescued so far.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also tweeted that an NDRF team had been dispatched, with a second squad-based in nearby Thrissur-also on their way.
Five people lost their lives and 10 others were rescued after a landslide, caused by torrential rains, occurred in a residential area in Rajamala in the Idukki district of Kerala on Friday, police said.
Red notice for exceptionally heavy rainfall alerts released by Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad before 11 August.
Landslide In Rajamala In the Idukki District, many Estate Workers Feared Trapped Torrential rains hit Pettimudi in Rajamala in the Idukki High Range Area, causing a landslide early Friday morning with many tea plantation workers feared to be stuck. Connection connections to the city were disrupted as the power lines snapped in the rains, notes PTI.
Landslide In Kerala’s Munnar, a hard-to – reach place, claim OfficialsSlow rain and flood triggered a landslide in Kerala’s Idukki district early Friday morning.
Officials state the landslide has taken place in the district of Rajamalai, which can be challenging to access. Find it here
Kerala CMO has sought assistance from Airforce to provide rescue helicopters in Munnar.
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