Malappuram: Triggering panic, a crack was detected on the hill opposite Kavalappara where a massive landslide killed a large number of people. Following this, residents of Pothukal Thodumutti region around the hill were evacuated immediately on Tuesday night.
Observing the crack which hinted another disaster, the village officer rushed to the spot and alerted the people here. The families in the area were shifted to relief camps.
At the same time, dead bodies of 23 people who were killed in the landslide at Kavalappara were recovered. Search is continuing to trace the people who went missing in the landslide.