Kerala landslide death toll climbs to 49, NDRF teams resume rescue work
On Sunday too, rains lashed many parts of Kerala amid weather forecasts of extremely heavy rainfall in six districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for extremely heavy rainfall in Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Alappuzha districts.
The death toll in the landslide at a tea estate in Rajamalai in Idukki district of Kerala rose to 49 on Monday after six more bodies were recovered, according to Idukki district collector H Dineshan. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also resumed rescue operations in Rajamala battling challenges of rain, slush, mud and rocky terrain.
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Hindustan Times, 10 August, 2020, https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/kerala-landslide-death-toll-climbs-to-49-ndrf-teams-resume-rescue-work/story-bJLLiQghCun4MOYu0fWsuO.html