Village washed away in Wayanad ; 30-40 people trapped

Village washed away in Wayanad ; 30-40 people trapped

Agency News

Wayanad, Aug 9 : The heavy landslide that occurred at Poothumala area near Meppadi in this district of Kerala has literally washed away a village in and around the hillock even as 30 to 40 people feared trapped underneath the soil.

According to the officials and media crew who reached the spot by early this morning felt that about 100 acres is said to have been shaved off in the heavy landslide that occurred around 6pm on Thursday. Though there is no official confirmation, local people feel that some 30 to 40 people could have been trapped underneath the soil.

A church, a temple, two to three camp sheds in the plantations and few other properties have been washed away. The quantum of loss of human life and properties could be ascertained only after the soil is removed. The lack of connectivity and continuing heavy downpour is causing difficulty in carrying out rescue operations by the rescue team. (UNI)