Landslide in Kokkayar; 7 missing, 17 rescued
Idukki: Seven people were reported missing in a landslide at Poovanchi in Kokkayar panchayat here on Saturday. Locals informed that 17 were rescued from the mudslides.
The landslide hit a residential area inhabited by more than 100 families. Five houses were flooded. Though there was no heavy rain, it is hinted that landslides hit three places.
The rescue operation is being carried out by the locals as the rescue personnel could not reach Kokkayar. The area is completely isolated as the roads are completely destroyed. It is reported that rain and darkness are hindering rescue operations.