Landslide hits Nilambur again; bridge washed away in Kozhikode district
Kozhikode: As the state continues to reel under the impact of unprecedented floods, a fresh landslide hit Namboori Petty near Akampadam in Nilambu on Monday. Also, the hilly areas across the northern districts of the state experienced landslides again.
The Maripuzha bridge at Thiruvambady in Kozhikode was washed away. The shutters of the Banasura Sagar dam was raised again. The water level also rose in Malampuzha.
No casualty was reported at Nilambur since the landslide occurred at non-residential area. The landslide at Thenpara occurred over a hill. This area is near Chettiyanpara where the landslide had killed six persons earlier.
As a precaution, the residents near Kuravan puzha have been relocated to avoid any casualty by flash floods. People living around Akampadam area were relocated earlier as a precautionary measure against landslides. Incessant rains have been continuing in the area from the morning.
The Geology department had warned that landslides will occur if the rain continues the same. A disaster management team have departed from Malappuram to visit the area.
In the heavy rain, around 25 areas in Malappuram alone experienced landslides earlier. Around 1000 people are still at various rehabilitation centres in the district.
The water level has risen in Iruvanjippuzha and Muthappan puzha following flash floods from the hilly areas of Mukkam. The flash floods in the Muthappan puzha swept away the Maripuzha bridge at Thiruvambady and no casualty was reported.
Following the rise in water level, the shutters of the Banasura dam were raised again. Many areas near the dam had experienced around 40 landslides in the last few days. Heavy rain continues in the area.
The landslide at the area near Malampuzha dam has resulted in water level rise in the dam and the rivers nearby.
The authorities have reported that the rain was subsiding recently in the area. But if the rain intensfies in the night, then the dam shutters would be raised.