One more body recovered from Pettimudy, toll climbs to 62
Idukki: The body of an eight year-old boy was recovered from the landslide site at Pettimudy in the high range Idukki district on Wednesday, taking the toll to 62, officials said.
Search for the remaining eight people, who are missing, will continue on Thursday.
Two Ground Penetrating Radars (GPR)s from Chennai are also being used for search operations.
A massive mound of earth and slush triggered by heavy rains had flattened 20 one-room 'row houses' of tea plantation labourers made of tin and asbestos sheets which housed atleast 82 workers at Pettimudy in Rajamala on August 7.