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Kerala: Death toll in Kattipara landslide rises to 8

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Eight people have been killed in the flash floods and landslide at Kattipara, Thamarassery in Kozhikode. Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides in several places in rural Kozhikode. A red alert has also been issued in Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasargod and Palakkad.

Kerala: Death toll in Kattipara landslide rises to 8

The Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the chief secretary and district collectors for immediate action. Search and rescue operation is underway, as per a report by news agency ANI. Among the ones who were killed, a nine-year-old child also died, as per a report by ANI.

The deceased nine-year-old was identified as Dilna. It is learnt that the girl was trapped inside the house.

There has been massive flooding in Kattipara in Kozhikode district. The floods have triggered multiple landslides in the nearby areas.

Schools have been shut in many districts of northern Kerala.

24-hour helplines:

Kozhikode collectorate - 0495 2371002

Thamarassery taluk - 04952223088

Kozhikode taluk - 0495 2372966

Loyilandy taluk - 0496 2620235

Vadakara taluk - 0496 2522361, 0495 2371002

District Emergency operations number- 1077

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