Kerala rains: Red alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad till 11 August1 min read . Updated: 07 Aug 2020, 12:42 PM IST
- Heavy rains in several parts of Kerala have triggered floods and landslides
- IMD has issued a red alert for extremely heavy rainfall warning for three districts in Kerala
Heavy rain continues to wreak havoc in parts of Kerala. The continuous in several parts of the state have triggered floods and landslides. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for heavy rainfall in Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad districts of the state. The alert for 'extremely heavy rainfall' has been issued till August 11. Landslides have been caused in several parts of Idukki district today.
Five persons lost their lives and 10 others were rescued after a landslide, triggered by torrential rains, occurred in a residential area in Rajamala of Kerala's Idukki district on Friday, police said. The Pettimudi estate, where the landslide is said to have occurred, is on the way to Eravikulam National Park.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said an NDRF team has been deployed in the rescue efforts. "An NDRF team has been deployed to rescue the landslide victims in Rajamalai, Idukki. Police, Fire Force, Forest & Revenue officials have been instructed to join the rescue efforts. Another team of NDRF, based in Thrissur, will soon reach Idukki," Kerala Cm said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Kerala Health Minister has said that a mobile medical team and 15 ambulances sent to the incident site.