Twenty eight people have been confirmed dead and another twenty seven are missing after a landslide swept through the village of Malappuram District, Kerala, at about 8.00 pm on Thursday 8 August 2019. Local authorities had warned that part of the Bhoothathan-Muthappan Mountain above the community was unsafe and tried to organise an evacuation, but many people had refused to leave. Around 35 homes are reported to have been destroyed by the landslide.in
The aftermath of a landslide that hit the village of
The incident happened after 240 mm of rain fell within a 24 hour period, associated with the Southwest Monsoon, which lasts from May to September in Kerala..
Diagrammatic representation of wind and rainfall patterns in a tropical monsoon climate. Geosciences/University of Arizona.
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