Kerala landslide death toll rises to 15; PM announces ₹2L each as compensation, Kerala govt announces ₹5L

by Kerala | 07-08-2020 | 622 views

Idukki: PM Narendra Modi has expressed his grief at the loss of lives in the landslide in Kerala's Rajamalai after the death toll in the incident rose to 15, with over 50 people still said to be missing. PM's office also announced compensation of ₹2 lakh each for the next of kin of deceased and ₹50,000 each for those injured.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced an ex-gratia of ₹5 lakhs each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to a landslide in Idukki district. "The state government will bear the expense of treatment of those injured," said Vijayan. At least 15 people were killed due to the landslide that occurred on Friday.

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