Kerala rain news update: Death toll in Idukki landslide rises to 15

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New Delhi | Updated: Aug 07, 2020 8:37 PM

Mumbai rains, Bangalore Karnataka weather, Kerala rain flood news: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted saying, "Pained by the loss of lives due to a landslide in Rajamalai, Idukki."

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Mumbai rains, Bangalore Karnataka weather, Kerala rain flood news: Fifteen people have died, 57 persons have been missing and several injured as a landslide occurred at Idukki district’s Rajamala near Munnar tourist spot. Red alert for extremely heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam,  Malappuram and Wayanad districts till August 11.

Kerala seeks help of Air Force

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the death toll in Idukki landslide has risen to 15. He said adverse weather condition was slowing down the operations to rescue people affected due to landslide in Rajamala, Idukki. “The state government has sought the help of Air Force but adverse weather condition is not conducive for air lifting people,” Vijayan was quoted as saying.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying, “Pained by the loss of lives due to a landslide in Rajamalai, Idukki. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. NDRF and the administration are working on the ground, providing assistance to the affected.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that he had spoken to DG NDRF. “Their (NDRF) team has reached the spot to provide all possible assistance to the administration with the rescue work. May injured recover soon,” the home minister was quoted as saying. Earlier, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has lauded the dedication of rescue teams at Rajamala, Idukki, where landslide claimed 14 lives and rendered many people missing.

Heavy rainfall, landslides, overflowing river and lakes, and flood-like situation have battered parts of Karnataka. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a Red Alert in seven districts and forecast predicts rainfall for the next four days due to low-pressure formation. Waterlogged roads, flooded coronavirus COVID19 treatment centers have hit Mumbai very badly. High-speed winds between 70 kilometers per hour to 100 kilometres per hour have led to the fall of over 360 trees. IMD has predicted heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in the Western Madhya Pradesh.

Kerala rain landslides floods weather

Kerala Minister MM Mani has said that the rescue operation is underway. Medical teams from Ernakulam and Kottayam districts deployed to Idukki, said Kerala Government. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the National Disaster Response Force has been deployed to rescue the landslide victims in Idukki’s Rajamala. Police, fire, forest, and revenue officials also instructed to intensify rescue operations, Vijayan said. The Chief Minister’s Office has contacted the Indian Air Force to provide helicopter services to Rajamala for rescue operations. A mobile medical team and 15 ambulances have been sent to Idukki. ore medical teams will be sent if necessary and Hospitals have been directed to stay on alert, Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said. The landslide occurred at a place where tea plantation workers reside.

Meanwhile, rain and landslide have disrupted the normal life of people in Kurichiyarmala area of Wayanad. Two houses have been damaged so far in the region. Streets were waterlogged in Malappuram’s Nilambur area, due to incessant rainfall.

Mumbai rains weather floods Mumbai rain today forecast temperature

IMD has predicted that in Mumbai, there will be generally cloudy sky with moderate to heavy rainfall city and suburbs with the possibility of gusty winds reaching 60 kilometres per hour to 70 kilometer per hour. The maximum temperature in Mumbai will be 29 degree Celsius and Minimum will be 24 Degree Celsius. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai’s Santacruz observatory received 162.3 millimetres and Mumbai’s Colaba received 331.8 millimetres of rainfall.

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In Bengaluru, IMD has said that it will be generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The maximum temperature in the Karnataka capital will remain 27 degree Celsius and the minimum will be 21 degree celsius.

Karnataka news weather today forecast report rain alert

Widespread moderate to heavy rains associated with strong surface winds and scattered very heavy to extremely heavy rains likely over Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts, said Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre.

In Karnataka, the main affected districts are Hassan, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Chickamagaluru, and Kodagu. IMD has predicted that very heavy rainfall is expected in Coastal Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Uttara Kannada, and parts of north interior Karnataka and South interior Karnataka. Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa has announced a compensation of Rs 10,000 to the affected families and Rs 5 lakh for whose houses got completely damaged. The state government has released Rs 50 crore for emergency relief work.

Meanwhile, river Cauvery at Napoklu in Kodagu district has been rising but slowly and is within 0.6 m of its highest flood level. Rainfall is continuing in Bhagamandala and its surrounding areas, there is no immediate respite of falling levels. The water level of the Bheema river has risen in Kalaburagi following rainfall in the area.

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