Sunshine Back in Kerala, but to Reflect Tears of the Dejected

Thiruvananthapuram: After a few days of chaos, sunshine is back in Kerala where the death toll due to heavy rains and landslides rose to 60. Even though rescue operations are in full swing, officials and volunteers are finding it hard to retrieve bodies buried under debris in Malappuram and Wayanad districts.

A total of 1,551 relief camps have been opened to house 2,27,333 members belonging to 65,548 families. The central forces, fire and rescue services personnel were involved in tracing the bodies of around 40 people who were buried under debris following a massive landslide at Kavalappara in Malappuram district on Thursday night.

Official sources revealed that 11 bodies have been recovered so far and the operations are still on. Kavalappara and Puthumala, Meppadi in Wayanad were the two places which witnessed massive landslides. At least 10 bodies have been recovered at Meppadi. Efforts are also underway to rescue people who were marooned.

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