Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 63; Kerala govt says will ensure rehabilitation of affected families

Idukki: The toll in the Rajamala landslide rose to 63 on Thursday after a woman’s body was found on the river bank at Poothakuzhi, 14 kilometres away from the disaster site in Kerala’s Idukki district. The incident occurred on 7 August.

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh each to the kin of deceased in Rajamala landslide.

Financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each was also announced for the severely injured people in the landslide.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the government will ensure the rehabilitation of the families affected in the landslide.

While Vijayan had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).



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