New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his condolences for the bereaved who lost their family members in the landslide at Rajamala near Munnar.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, "Pained by the loss of lives due to a landslide in Rajamala, Idukki. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. NDRF and the administration are working on the ground, providing assistance to the affected."
The Prime Minister had also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the landslide and Rs 50,000 each to those injured.
The landslide has resulted in 17 casualties so far with continuing search for another 53 missing people.