Landslides caused by monsoon rains kill 19 in southern India

  10 August 2018    Read: 766
Landslides caused by monsoon rains kill 19 in southern India

Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 19 people in southern India, cutting off road links and submerging several villages, ABC News reported.

Kerala state's disaster management agency said 11 deaths have been reported since Wednesday from Idukki district alone. Many areas are submerged after authorities opened the sluice gates of an overflowing Idamalayar dam.

Wayanad district has been completely cut off by landslides and the state government has sought the army's help to restore the road network to the hill district.


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