Kerala flood: If ever there was a miracle in Kavalappara that night, it saved the lives of Thankamani and her husband. Except for the couple's home, a tiny Shiva temple and a clump of areca nut trees in the centre, the hill had wiped out everything.
Eleven locals have already been taken to hospital with varying injuries after a mudslide on Tuesday buried 21 houses in a village next to the city of Liupanshui. Rescue operations have been in action ever since.
Two years ago, the state administration decided to take several measures to prevent landslides and allotted Rs 3.5 crore for the same. But with the work failing to take of, local villagers have been demanding they should be shifted to a new location.
A minibus and a car plying on the road were hit with massive boulders and debris, which came tumbling down a hillock at Kulligad at 10.45 am, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajinder Kumar Gupta told PTI.
The Solan district administration said 102 roads have been damaged in the district due to landslides triggered by heavy rain. In Solan district alone, eight persons, including a boy studying in the seventh standard in Parwanoo, died.
The Kiratpur-Manali National Highway was blocked due to a massive landslide near Hanogi in Mandi district of Himachal, about 180 Km from here. The cause of landslide could not be ascertained as there were neither rains nor any hill cutting activity on the road and a technical team is visiting the spot to know the […]