Rain havoc: 3 dead, 3 missing in Idukki

Adimali: The heavy rain in Idukki district has claimed the lives of 3 persons in 2 seperate incidents. One person died and three went missing in a mudslide that occurred in Adimali following the heavy rains. The mudslide befell on the house of Puthankunnel Hassan Koya located near the national highway in Adimali-Munnar route.

Hassan Koya’s wife Fathima died in the mudslide and her body was found later. There were 6 persons in the house during the mishap. Hassan Koya and his son survived with injuries. All others who are missing are women.

Search operations are progressing. The rescue mission is affected by hostile weather and traffic disruption. The survivors have been admitted to Adimali Taluk Hospital.

Two persons died in a landslide that occurred in Periyar Valley in Kanjikkuzhi of Idukki. The deceased were identified as Koodakkunnel Agasti and his wife Elikkutty. The mishap took place in the wee hours of Thursday. The bodies were recovered later.

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