Kerala landslide: 6 more bodies recovered; death toll rises to 49

First Published 10, Aug 2020, 1:26 PM

 The rescue team has found 49 bodies of people who were killed in the 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 49 on Monday (August 10).</p>

The death toll in the massive landslide in Kerala's Idukki district due to heavy rains rose to 49 on Monday (August 10).

<p>Today, the rescue teams recovered six more bodies from the debris. Rescue teams are still continuing with the search operations for 21 more people.<br />
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Today, the rescue teams recovered six more bodies from the debris. Rescue teams are still continuing with the search operations for 21 more 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.</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.

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

<p>The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that heavy rainfall will continue in many places in Kerala on Monday though no red alert was issued for any district.</p>

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that heavy rainfall will continue in many places in Kerala on Monday though no red alert was issued for any district.

<p>IMD issued an orange alert for Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Malappuram and Kannur and said there is a possibility of reduction of heavy rainfall from Tuesday.</p>

IMD issued an orange alert for Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Malappuram and Kannur and said there is a possibility of reduction of heavy rainfall from Tuesday.

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