Toll goes as much as 58, search operation to proceed

Search operation in progress at the landslip sit at Pettimudy, Idukki, on Sunday.

Search operation in progress at the landslip sit at Pettimudy, Idukki, on Sunday.  


Toll goes as much as 58, search operation to proceed

Two more bodies were recovered from the landslip build at Pettimudy, end to Munnar, on Sunday, bringing the final toll to 58. As per legitimate estimates, 12 persons are aloof missing in the landslip which buried four estate lanes in the plantation dwelling of Nayamakkad division.

The bodies recovered on Sunday were identified as these of Chinnathai, 62, and Nishanthini, 20. They were recovered from a build nearly 20 metres from the river the build the landslip debris had settled.

Point of interest on river, banks

The hunt teams led by the National Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) are focusing on the river and vicinity now. Eighteen bodies must this point been recovered from the river or its banks.

Rekha Nambiar, senior commandant, southern battalion, said the hunt would proceed in conserving with the government dedication. The hunt on Saturday had yielded no results.

A gathering attended by of us’s representatives, officers and family of the victims in Munnar on Saturday, determined to proceed the hunt operation till the closing physique became as soon as recovered. It became as soon as determined to construct particular that victims’ households were handed over the promised assistance at the earliest.

Edamalakkudy isolated

District Collector H. Dinesan and S. Rajendran, MLA, visited the build and said youth tormented by the landslip would possibly per chance perhaps well be given assistance in continuing their education.

Meanwhile, the Edamalakkudy grama panchayat within the Munnar wooded self-discipline division has been isolated after the debris from the landslip blocked the most uncomplicated avenue to it. The avenue would possibly be cleared and needed objects made readily obtainable in the panchayat, said Mr. Dinesan.