Kerala CM along with the Governor of the state arrives in Munnar to visit Rajamala
Kerala: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan along with Governor Arif Muhammed Khan arrived in Munnar by helicopter to visit the Rajamala site which was affected by the Landslide. They will be traveling to the site via road as the helicopter cannot travel to that area.
He along with the Governor visit the site to understand the current situation in the site and to talk to the team of National Disaster Relief Force and other members who have been involved in the rescue of the people who have been stuck in the debris of the landslide.
There has been a huge landslide in the area which was caused due to incessant rainfall and also the opening of several; dams which will be looked at by the Chief Minister. After this visit there will be a high-level meeting to decide the further steps to be taken in the rescue operation and how the last person who has been stuck can be rescued.
The landslide can be seen as a part of the series of events that are happening in Kerala due to the incessant flooding and rainfall which started in the last week. There have been several incidents of flood and landslide in several parts of Kerala including Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, and also Idukki and some parts of Ernakulam and Alappuzha.
This event can also be a continuation of the flood that happened in 2017 and 2018 which killed over 300 people and caused a loss of over 2,000 Crores in money and led over 14 Lakhs of people homeless.
The current incidents have also caused a huge loss of life and disaster with the landslide in Rajamala and also the Aircraft accident in the Karipur Airport in Calicut which killed 19 people and injured many more. These events need to be reduced and there needs to be measured to reduce such events.