At least 60 tourists stranded at Kerala's Munnar resort after landslides

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 10, 2018, 2:42 pm IST
Updated Aug 10, 2018, 5:27 pm IST
The Army has been called in to help the tourists get out safely following heavy downpour for the last two days.
Among those stranded at the resort in Munnar, 20 tourists are foreigners. (Representational Image)
 Among those stranded at the resort in Munnar, 20 tourists are foreigners. (Representational Image)

Munnar: At least 60 tourists are stranded at a resort in the popular tea county of Munnar in Kerala's Idukki district after the roads leading to resort got blocked due to landslides following incessant rains. 

Among those stranded are 20 foreigners. The foreign tourists are from countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Oman, officials said. 

 

Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said all the tourists of Plum Judy resort at Pallivasal in Munnar were safe.

The matter came to light after a tourist put out a video of their plight which was telecast by a television channel.

The state has been witnessing heavy downpour for the last two days. The Army has been called in to help the tourists get out safely.

Meanwhile, the United States had issued a travel alert and advised the US citizens to avoid visiting areas affected by landslides and flash floods.

Read: US issues advisory, asks its citizens not to visit flood-hit Kerala

At least 26 people have been killed so far in Kerala, including 11 in high-range Idukki in landslides.

Also Read: 26 dead, red alert issued as rain lashes Kerala: CM says situation 'very grim'

There are, however, no fresh reports of flooding and landslides in the district on Friday.

Five shutters of the Cheruthoni dam of the Idukki water reservoir have been opened since Thursday. People in Cheruthoni town have been evacuated. 

(With inputs from PTI)

Location: India, Kerala




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