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Kerala landslide – 5 dead , help of air force seeked for evacuation of people.


The torrential rains in Kerala caused a massive landslide in Kerela which harmed lots of people. On Friday a deadly landslide triggered in Munnar, district Idukki in which many tea estate workers were trapped under the soil. Near about five people have lost their lives in the tragedy that happened early morning.

Some sources revealed that more than seventy people are still stuck under the soil and the number might be more or less, yet not confirmed.

Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala said that they have contacted the Indian Air force for help regarding helicopter service for the rescue operation.

This is been said by the collector of Idduki that nearly ten people have been rescued and some of them are critically injured.

80 people were staying in the area, this is revealed by the local authorities. The region has been experiencing rains for the last three days.

The state health minister said that a mobile medical team and 15 ambulances have been sent to the affected area for immediate action.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also reached the area. Twenty houses of plantation workers have also been destroyed in the landslide, revealed sources.

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