Rajamala tragedy: 17 more bodies recovered; death toll rises to 43

Idukki: The death toll in the massive landslide that destroyed a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in Rajamala in Idukki district rose to 43 on Sunday with 17 more bodies being retrieved from the debris.

According to the government, 80 people were staying at the spot where the tragedy occurred.

Officials said efforts were on to find the rest.

 

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