Body of child recovered, teenaged boy washed away; toll now 45


Team Udayavani, Jun 16, 2018, 10:32 AM IST

Kozhikode: The toll in rain related incidents in Kerala since onset of the monsoon rose to 45 today with the recovery of the body of a baby girl and a teenaged boy being washed away in flash floods in the district, officials said.

The body of one and half year old Rifa Mariyam was recovered from under the rubble in a landslide at Kattipara, while Abhinav (17) was swept away in flash floods near his village in Vadakara taluk, they said.

Miriyam’s mother has also been reported missing in the landslide.

A total of six more persons from three families are yet to be traced from under the rubble, officials said, adding search operations were continuing to try and rescue them.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan directed authorities to disburse compensation to those who suffered losses and whose property was damaged.

He gave the directions to District Collectors through videoconferencing at the Collectorate at Thiruvananthapuram.

State ministers T P Ramakrishnan and A K Saseendran visited affected areas in Kozhikode district and later told reporters that the delayed arrival of the 50 member National Disaster Response Force team was due to flooded roads and had not hampered rescue and relief operations.

The NDRF also intensified search operations in the affected areas after their arrival, the ministers said.

The affected people, housed in relief camps, have been provided with food, medicines and drinking water, they said.

Meanwhile, leader of the opposition in Kerala assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, who visited the affected region today, sought a special package for those hit by landslides in the district.

Speaking to reporters later, he demanded action against unauthorised check dams and sought closure of illegal quarries in hilly regions of the district.

He also urged the authorities to set up a NDRF unit in Kozhikode.

Yesterday, the government had issued a red alert in northern districts-Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Palakkad, Kasargod and Malappuram- in view of heavy rain forecast till June 18.

Several roads, including National Highways,criss crossing Kozhikode-Wayanad areas, are still under a sheet of water, disrupting vehicular movement.

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