Death toll climbs to 62 in Rajamala landslide

Idukki: The death toll in the Rajamala landslide, which was triggered by torrential rains, rose to 62 after a 9-year-old boy's body was recovered in the search operations in Pettimudi in Idukki district of Kerala.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had earlier said that the government will ensure the rehabilitation of the families affected in the landslide.

Two NDRF teams, a full unit of Idukki fire and rescue team, a team each from Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, and a team which received special training are leading the rescue operations. Asianet Online