Kerala, Aug 10, 2020: The death toll in Kerala landslide rose to 48 as rescue workers recovered five more bodies on Monday, 10 August, reported ANI.
During search operations on Sunday, a six-month-old infant’s body was pulled out from the debris. The infant’s mother Gayatri and the rest of the family also died in the landslide that hit Rajamalai in Kerala’s Idduki district on Friday, 7 August due to torrential rain.
Despite heavy rains, rescue workers continued their search for the third consecutive days to locate those who are still reported missing.
Several states in South India, like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, continue to witness heavy rains, landslides and floods.
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued Red and Orange alert for heavy rainfall in various districts of Kerala, with red alert issued in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Wayanad districts.
According to ANI, the Central Water Commission has informed that river Cauvery at Napoklu in Kodagu District, Karnataka is very likely to cross its highest flood level by Friday evening.