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India tea plantation landslide death toll rises to 43

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 9, 2020
The death toll from landslide at a tea plantation in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 43 on Sunday with nearly two dozen people feared trapped.
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The landslide, caused by heavy rain, hit the plantation in Idduki district in the early hours of Friday when workers were still sleeping, officials said.

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“We have stopped the rescue operation for the day because of the rain... The operation will continue till the last body is recovered,” Idduki district official H. Dineshan told Reuters.

The India Meteorological Department has issued alerts for heavy rainfall in several districts, including a red alert for Idduki.