Death toll in Kerala's Idukki district landslide increases to 52

Death toll in Kerala’s Idukki district landslide increases to 52

Idukki: The loss of life depend within the landslide that destroyed a number of homes within the Idukki district of Kerala rose to 52 by Tuesday (August 11, 2020) afternoon.

 The particular job pressure groups recovered three extra our bodies within the Rajamala space. 

“Bodies of two men and a woman were recovered, personnel of NDRF, fire, forest and police departments have expanded their search operations to the downstream of a river in their efforts to trace 19 more people who were still missing in the August 7 tragedy near Rajamala,” PTI information company quoted an official.

Few reviews mentioned that the water degree at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Idukki district has reached 136.85 ft by Tuesday afternoon.

Subsequently, the Idukki district Collector held discussions with the Collector of Theni (Tamil Nadu) concerning the discharge of water by means of the tunnel to Vaigai dam.

Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are on in Kuttanada, Allapuzha, Munnar, Teekoi and Kottayam.

As per NDRC Chief, Satya Pradhan, there are roughly 78 victims in Munnar landslides, of which, 51 have been discovered lifeless, and 12 are alive (4 nonetheless in hospital), whereas, round 14-15 persons are nonetheless lacking.

Although, the water degree have receded in lots of low-lying areas of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on August 7 had introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to kin of the deceased.