Landslide in Mullaringad forest region; hundreds of families in distress
Kochi: A massive landslide has been reported from Mullaringad forest in Kothamangalam. Water flowed into the houses in Valachira, Pallarimangalam, Kootamveli and Manikkinar.
The area has been witnessing heavy rains since 5 am today.
There is no threat to human life since the landslide took place within the forest region. It happened in the interior region of Thommankuthu area. However, widespread damage to crops has been reported.
The water level rose by 3 am in the morning. Heavy down pour in the night is said to be the reason for the landslide.
Revenue authorities arrived at the spot and started relief operations. The authorities have initiated measures to relocate the residents. Heavy rain is continuing in the area. Hundreds of families are in distress.