KOZHIKODE: A small landslip was reported near Kakkayam on Friday afternoon at around 3 pm. A portion of the road leading to the tourist site had been partly destroyed in the incident, which led to a traffic blockade lasting nearly two hours.
Few vehicles with tourists got stranded at the spot due to the incident. “The incident reported was minor and hence we were able to remove the block immediately once it was reported. The joint efforts made by police with forest department and also the public, helped us to remove the block in the roads at the earliest”, said Augustine P.J., Kurachund SI.
Restriction was imposed during the day as 18 tourists in around 6 vehicles got stranded near the Kakkayam dam site following the landslip. Similar incidents of minor landslips were reported from the spot even before, and the District administration is yet to make a guideline to ensure the safety of tourists during similar situations.