Mudslide kills five of a family in Idukki


Thodupuzha: Five members of a family were killed in a landslide in Kudayathoor in Idukki district.

The mudslide washed the house of Soman of Maliyekkal Colony away, taking the lives of Soman, wife Shiji, mother Thankamma, daughter Shima and grandson Aadidev.

The accident happened at around 3 AM on Monday. The roads and farmland nearby the house too were washed away.

The search operation began in the wee hours of Monday and ended by 11 after recovering all bodies.

The rescue operations got delayed as the roads were collapsed.

A team of NDRF personnel from Thrissur will soon arrive at the site.

District collector Sheeba George paid visit to the scene. She informed that the traffic in Puliyanmala stretch has been restricted till Monday night.

Isolated heavy rains had triggered landslides in parts of Kannur as well on Sunday.

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