About 22 people killed in unfortunate incidents of heavy landslide in Wayanad district, Kerala. The death count is just rising as this heavy landslide in Kerala has left a trail of destruction. Constant heavy rains in the area have been responsible for this massive loss. This heavy landslide left thousands homeless and unsheltered.
People and cattle are dying being trapped in the landslide areas are having nothing to eat. Heavy rain is still pouring over the southern Indian region causing the situation to go from bad to worse.
The government is actively running the rescue campaign trying to save as many lives as possible. Four teams of the National Disaster Response Force, have left Chennai for Kerala to assist the rescue and relief operations. The army has arrived in the landslide affected areas and they are constantly trying help to restore road network to the hill district.
The dams are overflowing and they are incapable to hold enough water. Half a century old Idukki dam has been filled to its capacity and is on the verge of collapsing. God forbid if any such thing happens, 6 districts in Kerela will get flooded. The government has adviced the locals to move away from the landslide affected areas and avoid going near the rivers. All the educational and government institutes have been closed.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted incessant rains for past two days and the Kerala government assured that it will provide relief to farmers whose crops have been destroyed due to the flood and rains.
Each and every protective measure should be taken as we cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.