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Kerala Landslide: 6 More Bodies Found, Toll Rises To 49

Thiruvananthapuram: At the same time as six extra our bodies together with these of three youngsters had been recovered from the particles of the landslide that flattened 20 homes of tea property employees in Kerala’s Idukki district, confusion nonetheless prevails in regards to the precise variety of these lacking.

With the restoration of six extra our bodies the loss of life toll in Thursday evening’s landslide which occurred about 30 km from the favored vacationer vacation spot of Munnar has reached 49.

The incident occurred the place 4 rows of property employees’ homes hooked up to the Tata Tea property had been fully destroyed within the landslide.

In all there have been stated to be 73 folks residing in these homes.

Of those 73 folks, 49 are lifeless, 12 have been rescued and are at present beneath remedy in varied hospitals and therefore 12 extra are lacking. Nonetheless, some witnesses declare there have been 83 folks in all on the property strains, which implies the variety of lacking could be 22.

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and two of his former cupboard colleagues who visited the positioning on Monday wished that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had visited the place, as it will have given the grief stricken folks a way of confidence.

Ruling Left Democratic Entrance convenor A. Vijayaraghavan, who was on the spot, stated the Opposition is making an attempt to whip up feelings by complaining that Vijayan has not come up to now.

“He (CM) did not come because of the inclement weather, but the rescue work is going on very well. The rescue work will not be over till the last body has been found,” stated Vijayaraghavan.

High leaders of the Congress and the BJP together with Minister of State for Exterior Affairs V Muraleedharan have visited the accident website.

The 2 opposition events have additionally expressed reservations about the best way the ex-gratia aid was distributed by Vijayan when he gave Rs 10 lakh to the households of all of the passengers who misplaced their lives within the Air India Specific accident at Kozhikode, and solely Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those that misplaced their lives within the landslide.

Vijayan nevertheless stated that what was introduced for the landslide victims was the primary tranche they usually haven’t any issues with offering more cash, relying on their want which incorporates properties and different aid.

(IANS)

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