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Adimali: A raft carrying 9 persons capsized inside a forest at Kurthi Kudi in Idukki district. All 9 including the boatman were rescued.
The incident took place at Chuzhali Vayan, located deep inside the forest where two rivers merged. The raft got caught in a whirlpool and capsized. All 9 fell into the water. The Fire Force and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are on the way to the location.
Three children and women were among the 8 people trying to cross to the other side of the river with the help of the boatman. They regularly use the raft to cross to the other side. The area had been receiving heavy rains since yesterday.
S. Rajendran MLA said that the 9 people tried to cross the river thinking that it would be safe. It is learned that all have been rescued, the MLA added.