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Rajamala landslide death count climbs to 27

With 12 more bodies recovered from the mound of debris and slush, the casualties in the landslide at a tea estate in Rajamala in Idukki district went up to 27 even as rescue personnel, braving inclement weather, is continuing their search for missing people.

State power minister M.M Mani, who is camping at the accident site, admitted that there is little hope for any survivors now.

“The situation is really bleak”, he said.

The massive landslide took place in the early hours of Friday after a portion of Pettimudi hills caved in razing a colony of tea plantation workers.

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