5 killed in Kerala landslides

Wednesday 31st August 2022 09:51 EDT

Five members of a family lost their lives after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, hit their house on Monday at a village near Thodupuzha in Kerala's Idukki, police said. The hilly regions of Kerala have been receiving heavy rains for the last two days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for all districts except Kasaragod. Besides, the hilly regions of Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur districts have been receiving heavy rains over the last two days but no untoward incidents have been reported from there so far. In Malappuram district, Olipuzha was spilling over its banks forcing the authorities to shift the residents along the bank of the river to relief camps.

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