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In a major overnight rescue operation, over 700 stranded passengers were evacuated from both sides of the Jawahar tunnel.
Majority of the skeletal remains were found close to the Rambara and Trijuginarayan trek routes to the temple.
Mangkhut has killed 65 people since it tore through the Philippines. The storm killed another four people in China, where Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm as it churned inland Monday.
Driving through the winding ghat road from Neriamangalam to Munnar, tonnes of earth and trees sent tumbling down by a series of landslips welcome the odd visitor to the hill station.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu condoled the deaths and directed the district administration and the disaster management department to continuously monitor the situation.
The spell of torrential rain, raging floods and devastation unleashed by the landslides have indeed come as a warning for Kerala.
According to the estimate of the Idukki district administration, Idukki witnessed around 325-350 landslides during this monsoon, and Munnar was one of the worst affected regions.
In the wake of massive debris flow and landslides in hilly areas, the state government has put in place a temporary ban on construction activities in ecologically fragile areas.
While the government is yet to address the growing demand of assistance from the region’s estate owners, who grow crops like paddy, pepper and coffee, farmers might have to struggle alone.
The water that seeped in through the soil remained stagnant in hard surfaces - the resulting pressure caused landslides.
Three people escaped death when a massive landslide hit their houses in Katakeri on August 16 but ironically, while assessing the damage to their houses, another landslide claimed their lives.
Many labourers are refusing to work in the dangerous zone fearing more landslides.
Two people were killed today as heavy rains pounded several parts of Himachal Pradesh, washing away a bridge in tribal Kinnaur district.
Special Secretary Disaster Management Authority D C Rana said that about 400 roads, including three national highways, were blocked in the state.
With the state at the receiving end of nature’s fury, is it time to re-evaluate our approach to land and water? Express examines