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Landslides in Palakkad and Malappuram; Not too crowded

Palakkad / Malappuram: Heavy rains caused landslides in Palakkad and Malappuram districts. The landslide occurred at Arakuparambu Mattarakkal in Malappuram Perinthalmanna taluk around 7 pm. It is believed that the landslide occurred at Bitavumala at the top of Mukkilaparam. Families were relocated to safer places. No altercation was reported at the party, and no motive has been identified for the killings. The landslide occurred in the vicinity of Palakkad Mangalam Dam. In Kizhakancherry village, landslides occurred on the Odanthodu-Padangittathodu road and at VRT and Ashanpara. No one was seriously injured in the stampede. Authorities warned families in the area to move to relatives’ homes. Forty families have been relocated to a nearby VRT church. Meanwhile, the Central Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki districts tomorrow. The yellow alert has been issued today in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts and tomorrow in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram districts. The Kochi Meteorological Department’s Kochi radar image shows that the hilly areas of Kannur, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Thrissur districts and Thiruvananthapuram district are likely to receive rainfall. Although yellow and orange alerts have been issued, extreme caution is needed in hilly and disaster prone areas. A new phenomenon called cyclone has also occurred near the southern Tamil Nadu coast. This is likely to continue for the next 2-3 days. Due to this, there is a possibility of widespread thundershowers in Kerala from October 20 to 24. Isolated heavy rains are also expected on October 21.