Eight people, including four children, have been confirmed dead and another five are still missing, following a landslide which hit the village of Kattipara in Kozhikode District, Kerala, on Thursday 14 Jube 2018. The deceased have been named as Dilna, 13, Muhammad Shahabad, 7, Abdur Rahman, 60, Jannat, 25, Muhammad Jaseem, 5, Hassan, 67 and Jaffar, 45 and Rippa Mariam, 1½. The landslide is thought to have been caused by heavy rains associated with the Southwest Monsoon, which arrived in Kerala about six weeks ago, and brings the number of deaths attributed to flooding and landslides associated with the monsoon in the state this year to 43.
Rescue workers looking for survivors following a landslide that hit the village of Kattipara in Kozhikode District, Kerala, on 14 June 2018. Press Trust of India.
Diagrammatic representation of wind and rainfall patterns in a tropical monsoon climate. Geosciences/University of Arizona.
wettest month, with an average of 341 mm of rain falling in the month.
Flooding below the village of Kattipara in the Thamarassery Churam mountain passage in Kerala State, India. ANI.
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