15 killed in Kerala landslide

Idukki (Kerala), August 7

Fifteen individuals have been killed and over 50 feared trapped underneath the particles after a landslide triggered by heavy rains flattened a row of dwelling models of tea property employees at Pettimudi in Kerala on Friday.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated 15 folks, who received trapped within the particles, have been rescued and a particular officer had been appointed to coordinate the aid operations.

‘Pained by loss’

Pained by the lack of lives as a result of a landslide in Rajamalai, Idukki. In this hour of grief, my ideas are with the bereaved households. — Narendra Modi, PM

The incident is claimed to have occurred within the wee hours when an enormous mound of earth fell on homes. Two kids and 5 ladies have been among the many deceased, most of whom have been plantation employees from neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

Efforts have been underway amid persevering with rains to find the lacking folks within the first main rain-related mishap for the reason that onset of southwest monsoon final month that introduced again recollections of devastation attributable to floods and landslides within the earlier two years within the state.

Condoling the loss of life of employees within the tragedy, the CM introduced preliminary solatium of Rs 5 lakh every for the kin of the lifeless. Treatment bills for the injured could be borne by the federal government, he stated.

The PM’s Office stated in a tweet that an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh every from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund could be given to the subsequent of kin of these killed within the landslide. A sum of Rs 50,000 every could be given to the injured.

The state authorities stated groups of the National Disaster Response Force had been deployed for the rescue operations. An IAF helicopter has additionally been sought. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department sounded a purple alert for Idukki. — PTI

NDRF to help state officers, says Shah

New Delhi: A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) crew has reached Kerala’s Idukki to help native administration in rescue and aid operations for the landslide-hit folks there, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated on Friday. PTI

Rs 50Okay for injured

  • Two kids, 5 ladies amongst deceased
  • Fifteen individuals rescued
  • Injured to get Rs 50,000 every

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