The death toll in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Kerala has risen to 24. Two more bodies were recovered from the mud and debris by the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The state government has put the death toll at 38 in rain-related incidents since October 12. According to officials, the death toll in the landslide-hit Kuttal in Kottayam district is 13, whose bodies have already been recovered and 11 people have died in various rain-related incidents in Idukki district.
Idukki district officials said the Navy, NDRF, firefighters and others are engaged in rescue operations in Kokkayar and other areas of the district, which were ravaged by multiple landslides on October 16 and where one more person is reported missing. is going somewhere. Two more bodies were recovered from the district today, taking the death toll there to 11, he said.
Rescue teams on October 16 recovered the bodies of a man and a woman who were traveling in a car that was washed away in flood waters in Kanjar area of Idukki district. Idukki District Magistrate Sheeba George told PTI, “So far we have found the bodies of 11 people. One person is still missing. The search for Navy and NDRF will continue.
A total of 38 people died
Meanwhile, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said 38 people died between October 12 and 18 in various rain-related incidents across Kerala. An SDMA official said, “Since October 12, 38 people have died. This includes 13 people from Kottayam and 11 from Idukki.
90 houses collapsed since October 12
Three people from Malappuram, two each from Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur, one each from Kollam, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur and Palakkad died in various rain-related incidents in Kerala. According to the SDMA report, at least 90 houses have been destroyed in the rains since October 12, while 702 houses have been partially damaged.