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Idukki landslide: 3 more bodies recovered from spot, death toll rises to 21

Idukki landslide: 3 more bodies recovered from spot, death toll rises to 21

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Idukki (Kerala) [India], August 8 (ANI): Three more bodies were recovered from Rajamala in the Idukki district landslide incident in Kerala on Saturday, while the death toll surged to 21.
A search operation is underway for the missing people in the landslide.
On Friday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to kin of the deceased.
Addressing a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram, the Chief Minister had said that the state government has sought the help of the Air Force but adverse weather condition is not conducive for airlifting people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his condolences over deaths due to landslide in Idukki and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of deceased.
Heavy rains in several parts of Kerala have triggered floods and landslides which have wreaked havoc in the region over the past few days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red and orange alert for heavy rainfall for various districts in Kerala. (ANI)

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