Landslide at Kerala leaves several killed and many more trapped in Idukki.

Kerala

Rajamalai region of Idukki was hit by a landslide earlier this morning as settlement of tea estate workers got trapped in the event. Rescuers were dispatched on-site and they managed to retrieve at least 15 bodies. They have, however, struggled to rescue around 50 others who are feared to be trapped under the debris in the Idukki region of Kerala.  The event occurred due to torrential rains which led to a cascading landslide in the area, report officials.  Local authorities said that the settlements entrapped were essentially tea estate workers. …

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Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall as Mumbai receives early showers

Nisarg

Cyclone Nisarge is on its way to Mumbai and has made landfall between Murud and Revdanda in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. Authorities have declared red alerts in these areas and are evacuating thousands of people. These evacuations are mainly happening in coastal areas of the state and in Gujarat, as reported by officials.  The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for seven coastal districts of Maharashtra. Many districts along Gujarat are also expected to receive heavy rainfall.  When it comes to the cyclone, Mumbai falls right in its…

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