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Landslide at Kundala in Munnar on Pettimudi anniversary day, no causalities

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Landslide at Kundala in Munnar on Pettimudi anniversary day, no causalities

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IDUKKI: An enormous landslide hit Kundala, simply 20 km away from Munnar on Saturday, the anniversary day of the catastrophic Pettimudi landslide, which killed 70 folks.

Huge boulders and dirt began rolling down the hill round 1 am on Saturday. The particles movement broken a temple and two retailers positioned downhill and blocked round half-km stretch of the Munnar – Vattavada street. An enormous water tank with a capability of 45,000 litres was additionally destroyed.

Vattavada, an agricultural village, has been utterly reduce off from the remainder of the world as a result of landslide. Police fireplace power, Kannan Devan Hill Plantations (KHDP) and native residents have began eradicating the particles to revive vehicular site visitors.

The lives of round 450 folks residing within the Puthukadi property employees’ lane have been saved as they have been evacuated simply minutes earlier than the landslide.

The landslide began at a peak of 1 km on a hill lined with shola forest close to the highest station on Munnar Vattavada street. The location falls beneath Kundala – Puthukadi divsion of the Senduvarai property beneath KHDP.

The particles that got here rolling down the hill flowed right into a creek on the opposite aspect of the freeway and there was no injury to the property lanes.

Around 11.30 pm, the villagers heard a thundering sound and muddy water began flowing down the hill. There have been 450 folks belonging to 141 households residing in 13 employees’ lanes within the valley. As the employees noticed the heavy movement of muddy water, they instantly knowledgeable the residents and property authorities evacuated the households.

An enormous tragedy was averted as all households have been evacuated in time. The particles that got here rolling down the hill flowed right into a creek on the opposite aspect of the freeway and there was no injury to the property lanes.

“Around 11.30 pm, we heard a thundering sound from the hillside and muddy water started flowing down. We immediately informed the authorities and all the 141 families were evacuated with the help of local residents, estate company staff and the fire and rescue officials,” mentioned Marimuthu, an area resident.

As many as 41 households have been shifted to the reduction camp at East division college whereas others went to the residents of their relations and pals.

Vattavada panchayat president Kavitha Ravikumar mentioned, no fatalities have been reported within the landslide in Puthukadi. Work to revive the street site visitors energy connectivity continues to be in progress.

“The timely intervention of the alert residents helped to avert a big tragedy. If the incident had occurred during daytime, it may have claimed lives as the highway is a busy stretch. Tourist vehicles used to stop at the location for sightseeing,” a resident mentioned.

IDUKKI: An enormous landslide hit Kundala, simply 20 km away from Munnar on Saturday, the anniversary day of the catastrophic Pettimudi landslide, which killed 70 folks.

Huge boulders and dirt began rolling down the hill round 1 am on Saturday. The particles movement broken a temple and two retailers positioned downhill and blocked round half-km stretch of the Munnar – Vattavada street. An enormous water tank with a capability of 45,000 litres was additionally destroyed.

Vattavada, an agricultural village, has been utterly reduce off from the remainder of the world as a result of landslide. Police fireplace power, Kannan Devan Hill Plantations (KHDP) and native residents have began eradicating the particles to revive vehicular site visitors.

The lives of round 450 folks residing within the Puthukadi property employees’ lane have been saved as they have been evacuated simply minutes earlier than the landslide.

The landslide began at a peak of 1 km on a hill lined with shola forest close to the highest station on Munnar Vattavada street. The location falls beneath Kundala – Puthukadi divsion of the Senduvarai property beneath KHDP.

The particles that got here rolling down the hill flowed right into a creek on the opposite aspect of the freeway and there was no injury to the property lanes.

Around 11.30 pm, the villagers heard a thundering sound and muddy water began flowing down the hill. There have been 450 folks belonging to 141 households residing in 13 employees’ lanes within the valley. As the employees noticed the heavy movement of muddy water, they instantly knowledgeable the residents and property authorities evacuated the households.

An enormous tragedy was averted as all households have been evacuated in time. The particles that got here rolling down the hill flowed right into a creek on the opposite aspect of the freeway and there was no injury to the property lanes.

“Around 11.30 pm, we heard a thundering sound from the hillside and muddy water started flowing down. We immediately informed the authorities and all the 141 families were evacuated with the help of local residents, estate company staff and the fire and rescue officials,” mentioned Marimuthu, an area resident.

As many as 41 households have been shifted to the reduction camp at East division college whereas others went to the residents of their relations and pals.

Vattavada panchayat president Kavitha Ravikumar mentioned, no fatalities have been reported within the landslide in Puthukadi. Work to revive the street site visitors energy connectivity continues to be in progress.

“The timely intervention of the alert residents helped to avert a big tragedy. If the incident had occurred during daytime, it may have claimed lives as the highway is a busy stretch. Tourist vehicles used to stop at the location for sightseeing,” a resident mentioned.