Event Report

Base data

Event code GE-LAN/01760/IND
Main category Geological Event
Sub category land slide
Event date (UTC) Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:33:54 +0000
Last update (UTC) Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:33:54 +0000
Reliability of information Authentic source : Information from trusted source (newspapers, emails, websites).

Geolocation

Continent Asia
Country India
Administration area State of Kerala
Settlement Idukki
Exact location
Open Location Code: 6JXRVW4H+JV
Size of affected area Local event
Additional events None or not detected.

Common Alerting Protocol Information

Urgency Past
Certainty Observed
Severity Extreme
Category Geo

Event details

Five people dead, 10 rescued in a landslide at Idukki district's Rajamala Kerala Police said on Friday. The Kerala official said that details of the incident are awaited, with initial reports indicating four casualties. "The initial reports indicate that four persons are reported dead. We are on our way to the spot," said Munnar revenue official Madhu. State Power Minister M.M. Mani, who hails from the district, said the landslide had occurred at a place where tea estate workers were staying. He said the details are awaited as the terrain is very tough at the spot. "The place is at the top of a hill. We are awaiting a response; the local legislator is also going to the spot. All emergency services have been pressed into service," Mani said. Meanwhile, area resident Parthasarathy told the media that he was aware of three rows of houses inhabited by around 80 tea estate workers and their families. "But we do not know how many were there when the landslide occurred. I feel that many of the workers were at their homes due to heavy rain in the past few days. Moreover, communication with the area too has snapped, including electricity supply," said Parthasarathy. Revenue Minister E Chandrasekheran said that he is in touch with the Idukki revenue officials and that all emergency rescue teams are on their way to the spot.

Situation update


Casualties

Number of dead: 5 person(s)
Number of injured: 0 person(s)
Number of Affected: 0 person(s)
Number of Rescued/evacuated: 10 person(s)
Number of Missing: 0 person(s)
Number of Infected: 0 person(s)

Event Specific Details


[Geological Event - land slide]

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Risk Analisys

Nearest marine ports There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest airports There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest nuclear power plant There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.

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