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At least 20 killed,due to landslide in Kerala

KERALA: At least 20 killed Due to heavy rains and resultant floods in Kozhikode and Wayanad districts, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been moved to Kozhikode. Two persons died in a landslide that occurred in Periyar Valley in Kanjikkuzhi, Idukki. The deceased were identified as Koodakkunnel Agasti and his wife Elikkutty. The mishap took place in the morning hours of Thursday. The bodies were recovered later.

In a tragic incident, five members of a family were killed in the mudslide at Adimali in Idukki.

A unit of the NDRF and a battalion of the Army has been requested for relief efforts, an official said. To rescue people from isolated areas in Wayanad district, the support of the Air Force has also been sought by the disaster management authority.


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