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Kerala: Death toll in Idukki landslide rises to 28

ANI | Updated: Aug 09, 2020 13:30 IST

Idukki (Kerala) [India], Aug 9 (ANI): The death toll in the landslide at Idukki's Rajamala rose to 28, the district administration said on Sunday.
"Death toll in Rajamala landslide rises to 28, following the recovery of another body," Idukki District Information Office said in a statement.
The last rites of the bodies recovered in the past two days were conducted on Saturday, the administration said.

Kerala Forest Minister K Raju is expected to visit the spot later on Sunday.
The search operation is underway for the missing people in the landslide.
On Friday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to kin of the deceased.
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. (ANI)