Kerala govt to bear treatment cost of those injured in Rajamala landslide

Thiruvananthapuram: The death toll in Idukki landslide has risen to 15, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while announcing ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to kin of the deceased.

Addressing a press conference, he said that the state govt has sought the help of the Air Force but adverse weather condition is not conducive for airlifting people.

"The death toll in Idukki landslide rises to 15. Ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs each would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to landslide in Rajamala. The state government will bear the expense of treatment of those injured due to the landslide," Vijayan said. Asianet Online