50 tourists stranded in Munnar

More than 50 tourists, including 24 from abroad, have been stranded in Idukki district of Kerala for the past two days as the road leading to their resort in Munnar was damaged in a landslide triggered by heavy rains.

The foreign tourists are from countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Oman, officials said.

Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said all the tourists of Plum Judy resort at Pallivasal in Munnar were safe.

He said the state government has asked the Army to help clear the road.

Authorities have been directed to shift the tourists to a safer place, officials said.

The resort management has been asked to provide food and all necessary amenities to the tourists free of cost, they said.