At least 17 people died due to landslides in Rajmala, in the Idukki district of Kerala. So far 10 people have been saved. More than 80 people are feared trapped. This area is 25 km from the tourist destination Munnar. The place where the landslide occurred was the colony of laborers working in the tea plantation.
A majority of flood victims in Japan have opted to shelter in their own cars for fear of the coronavirus pandemic. Evacuees have flocked the shelters, but are forced to stay in the parking lots. “Shelters should be reserved for those with no other alternatives,” one nonprofit organization said.
Heavy rains continue pounding Japan, causing deadly floods in the southern part of the country. The floods have triggered landslides that have destroyed homes and made roads impassable. As of Thursday the death toll had risen to 59 as search and rescue operations continue.
The death toll from a massive landslide in a jade mine in northern Myanmar has risen to 166 after four more bodies were retrieved. “Search and rescue operations were resumed this morning and four more bodies were just recovered,” said an official from Hpakant township fire office.
At least 13 people were killed by landslides caused by heavy rains in the outskirts of Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Several others, including children, were missing and feared dead. The landslides flattened homes and ruined a rail trail of destruction a suburb in the town. The search operation for the missing persons was ongoing in Anyama.
Mudslides that were caused by heavy rains have killed at least 29 people in western Kenya, the nation’s interior minister said Saturday. A previous record of local officials reported at least twelve dead. “We are saddened to confirm that 12 people from Tapach and Parua in Pokot South, and 17 from Tamkal in Pokot Central lost their lives,” Kenyan Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said in a statement.