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Pettimudi Landslide: Death Toll Touches 43

BP World Bureau | Aug 10 2020 12:37:56 PM
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MUNNAR, KERALA: The devastating landslides in the Pettimudi area, around 15 km from Rajamala in Munnar took the death toll to 43.

Six months old infant is one of the unfortunate victims of this horrifying disaster, along with the mother Gayatri and the rest of the family also died in the landslide.

Rekha Nambiar who is heading the NDRF team said that they are using heavy machinery to remove the rocks first and the focus was in shifting the large Rocks that had come tumbling down.

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Rescue operations, with sniffer dogs, thermal and acoustic sensors to find more dead bodies, resumed for the third consecutive day despite heavy rains.