Heavy rains, landslides in Kerala leave 5 dead; ‘situation serious,’ says CM

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At least five people have died in two separate incidents triggered by extremely heavy rainfall in central and southern districts of Kerala on Saturday. The India Meteorological Department has issued red alert in six districts of the state. The rainfall was the result of a low-pressure area formed in the Arabian Sea.

Remains of three persons, who had gone missing, after a major landslide in Plappally in Kootickal panchayat of Kottayam district were retrieved from under the debris. The deceased were identified as Claramma Joseph (65), Sini (35) and Sona (10). Three families, who lived in the area, have been reported as missing after huge debris of mud and boulders swept their houses away. Efforts to find the missing are underway.

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