Kerala landslide: 1 more body recovered; death toll rises to 63

First Published 20, Aug 2020, 2:32 PM

The rescue team recovered 63 bodies of people who were killed in massive landslide in the high range Idukki district of Kerala
 

<p>The death toll in the massive landslide in Kerala's Idukki district due to heavy rains rose to 63 on August 20.</p>

The death toll in the massive landslide in Kerala's Idukki district due to heavy rains rose to 63 on August 20.

<p>On August 20, the rescue teams recovered 1 more body from the debris. Search operations are in full swing for 7 more missing people.</p>

On August 20, the rescue teams recovered 1 more body from the debris. Search operations are in full swing for 7 more missing people.

<p>Two NDRF teams consisting of 57 people; Idukki fire and rescue team of 50 members who have special training; 24-member team from Kottayam and 27-member team from Thiruvananthapuram are leading rescue operations in Rajamala for the past 13 days.</p>

Two NDRF teams consisting of 57 people; Idukki fire and rescue team of 50 members who have special training; 24-member team from Kottayam and 27-member team from Thiruvananthapuram are leading rescue operations in Rajamala for the past 13 days.

<p>According to the Kerala government, over 80 people were staying at the spot when the tragedy took place. Twelve people were rescued.<br />
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According to the Kerala government, over 80 people were staying at the spot when the tragedy took place. Twelve people were rescued.
 

<p>The landslide destroyed a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district.</p>

The landslide destroyed a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district.

<p>The government had announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for dependents of people who died in the landslide.</p>

The government had announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for dependents of people who died in the landslide.

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