Idukki landslide: Kerala chief minister, governor visit tea estate workers in Pettimudi
Kerala governor Arif Muhammed Khan and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday (August 13) arrived in Munnar to visit the landslide-hit tea estate workers
Idukki: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and governor Arif Muhammed Khan visited the landslide-hit tea estate workers' settlement at Pettimudi. The duo reached Chenkulam ground via helicopter and from there they travelled to Pettimudi by car.
According to reports, the chief minister and governor will take part in a meeting to be convened at the Tea County Resort in Munnar. Power minister M Mani, district collector H Dhineshan and others will take part in the meeting.
Reports added that in the meeting a financial package will be declared to the Pettimudi landslide victims. Over 50 tea workers were killed in the massive landslide.
The government had earlier announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for dependents of people who died in the landslide.
The death toll in the massive landslide that occurred in the Idukki district of Kerala reached 55. The rescue team is still searching for 15 missing people.
The landslide destroyed a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district.