Kavalappara landslide: Search for missing persons to end on Tuesday
Nilambur: Search for the missing persons in the Kavalappara landslide that took place on August 8 near Nilambur in Malappuram district will conclude on Tuesday. The decision to end the search was taken in an all-party meeting held at Pothukallu panchayat auditorium with consensus from the relatives of the missing people.
The incessant rain at the disaster area made the search with earth movers arduous in the mud. The meeting also assessed as the bodies completed 17 days under the debris, it is unlikely to find them. Even if they are found, it couldn’t be identified, observed the meeting.
In the massive landslide in Kavalappara, 48 bodies of 59 missing people were recovered from the debris. 11 more are still under the mud.
Malappuram district collector Jafar Malik has announced in the meeting that all 11 missing people are considered to be dead and benefits to the relatives of the dead will be availed through a special order of the government. Confirmation in this regard was received from the government, added the Collector.
Search will resume once the mud is clear for search.
Meanwhile, the government will give Rs 6 lakh for buying land and Rs 4 lakh to construct house for those who lost land and house. People can buy land of their choice. However, plans are being formed to find land for Adivasi people. They will be given Rs 12 lakhs each.
Geology department is researching the disaster area and the adjacent places to find out whether the location is safe for human inhabitation anymore.