Palakkad: The 250-member team for rescue and relief operations including four doctors, para-medical staff from here and members of Rapid Action Force brought in from Coimbatore took 4 tons of rice and grocery along with medicines to the hill tops of Nelliyampathy here on Monday on foot as the helicopter carrying doctors could not land for the second consecutive day due to mist cover.
The doctors of Avitis Super Specialty Hospital here turned up at the hill station and volunteered to take the 19 kilometer journey by foot to provide medical aid to more than 4,000 plantation workers held up in the high range as the mountain was fully detached from the mainland after as many as 70 landslides during the heavy downpour last week.
Nenmara MLA K Babu is at the spot to oversee the rescue operations on the mountain since the landslides.
The geology team inspected the Nelliyampathy Mountain on Monday to find out the reason for such an unprecedented disaster. Their report would be filed soon to the government.