Just like in 2018, fishers have volunteered to help fire force and police personnel in evacuation and rescue operations if required
Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena asked the Addl DGP (Law and Order) to religiously follow the SOPs for deployment of ODRAF teams in search and rescue operations.
Former councillor Susant Swain alleged that nearly 35 families in wards no 1, 8, 16, and 17 are stranded for two days as their houses are waterlogged and no effort has been taken by authorities.
The village, located in Mahad taluka of Raigad in Maharashtra's Konkan region, witnessed the deadliest landslide last Thursday after heavy rains, flattening several houses in the area.
According to him, the platform is likely to be built inside the pit to drill out water and if that happens, high-powered pumps will be used.
The water flow into the Poringalkuthu reservoir in Kerala from the Parambikulam and TN Sholayar dams resulted in the Chalakudy river overflowing and the town flooding.
The tragedy struck a group of trekkers from Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Erode who took a leisure trip to the Kurangani forest in Bodi range at Western Ghats on Saturday.
Two heavy duty 140-tonne cranes were pressed into service at the crack of the dawn to clear derailed coaches, from which the survivors were rescued and bodies pulled out till late last night.