The death toll due to the landslide now stands at 14.

One more body found in Kerala landslide members of 3 families lost to disaster
news Death Monday, June 18, 2018 - 19:34

One more body has been recovered from Thamarassery in Kozhikode after a landslide wrecked havoc and claimed several lives last week.

The death toll due to the landslide now stands at 14. The body has been identified as that of Nafeesa.

Nafeesa's husband Abdu Rahiman and sons Jaffer and Muhammad Jasim's bodies were unearthed earlier this week. Members of two other families also passed away in the landslide. Rescue efforts and unearthing of bodies began on Thursday.

Those dead in the landslide have been identified as Karinchola Hassan, his wife Asiya, daughter Nusrath, Nusrath's daughters, Rinsha Mehrin and 1 and a half year old Ripa Mariyam, daughter-in-law Shamna, Shamna's daughter Niya Fathima, and Hassan's and Asiya's youngest daughter Jannath, according to a Manorama report

On Saturday, the bodies of three people were recovered, including that of a four-year-old, who went missing from Kattippara, a small village in Thamarassery Churam.

Meanwhile, the body of one of the two people who were missing following heavy rains at Nilambur in Malappuram was recovered on Saturday.

The district administration had earlier banned heavy vehicles just after the landslide occurred. District Collector UV Jose was quoted as saying that while the travel ban on the ghat road applies to all vehicles, KSRTC buses will ply.

According to Mathrubhumi, KSRTC buses from the Thamarassery side will continue to operate till Chippilithodu. From the Kalpetta side they will operate till the 29th mile. Passengers have been asked to walk the 200-meter distance between the two stops in the ghat.

Heavy rains had triggered flash floods and landslides in several places in rural Kozhikode on Thursday. A red alert has been issued in Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod and Palakkad till June 18.

 

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