At least four people died and another eight went missing after torrential rains triggered a landslide at Thamarassery in Kerala’s Kozhikode district on Thursday. Kozhikode district collector UV Jose said five houses were also destroyed.
Police said they have recovered four bodies until now, and are searching for the missing people. A team of National Disaster Relief Force personnel has been rushed to the area.
At least 12 other landslides were also reported from Wayanad and Kannur districts, with monsoon thundershowers continuing to lash the northern part of the state. Many houses located in the high ranges were destroyed, and cash crops worth crores of rupees destroyed.
At least 2,000 people have been shifted to relief camps across the three districts.