New Delhi: A landslide following heavy rains in the Kozhikode (Calicut) district of Kerala killed eight people on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the town of Iritty in Kannur district was almost submerged under water as the shutters of the Pazhassi dam in the area could not be opened.
About 30 houses were reportedly washed away in flash floods in the region.
Several people were relocated to safer places.
The town of Iritty in Kannur district was almost submerged under water as the shutters of the Pazhassi dam could not be opened.
The Home Minister visited the area and promised action to salvage the situation. Meanwhile, the Centre sent a batch of National Disaster Management Force to Kannur as per the request of the state government.
A team of Navy personnel also left Kochi for Iritty and the Kozhikode district authorities opened control rooms at the collectorate.
While relief work is underway, heavy rains are proving to be a major hurdle.
(With additional information from PTI)