Heavy rains caused a major accident in Idukki district of Kerala. As many as 15 workers were killed in a landslide in Rajmala area on Friday due to heavy rains.
At the same time, the lives of 60 people working in the tea garden are being threatened. It is said that many workers fell into the rubble during the landslide and many people went missing.
This caused a stir in the area
Landslides started in Kerala due to incessant rains. So far 15 people have lost their lives. The rescue team reached the spot and rescued 12 people so far. Besides, 12 ambulances and mobile teams have also been sent to the spot.
The workers lived in shelters
It is known that there was a colony of workers at the site of the landslide. Workers working in the tea estate lived in the same area. According to sources, a large amount of debris fell into the workers’ shelter during the landslide. More than 80 workers are trapped in the rubble.
The Prime Minister expressed his condolences
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the incident in a tweet. He further said that the families of those who lost their lives during the Kerala landslide will be given Rs two lakh from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. The Prime Minister also promised to pay Rs 50,000 to the injured.
The next relatives of those who lost their lives in the landslide at Rajmala in the former Gratia Idukki will receive Rs 2,000 from the next PMNRF. Money. 50,000 will be given to each of the injured due to the landslide.
– PMO India (PMO India) August 7, 2020
The Chief Minister of Kerala has expressed his condolences
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has also expressed grief over the incident. He said the families of those who lost their lives during the incident would be given five lakh rupees. He added that those injured in the incident. The state government will bear the cost of their treatment.
Ex-gratia of Rs five lakh will be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to landslide in Rajmala of Idukki. The state government will bear the medical expenses of the injured due to the landslide: Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, #Kerala https://t.co/S5YSX2xog6
– ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2020