Horror moment villagers watch landslide burying their homes

NewsflarePublished: August 10, 2018
Published: August 10, 2018

This was the moment two houses collapsed and were completely buried by a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall.

Fortunately, disaster management officials had evacuated the residents of these homes in time and none was injured.

A large crowd of local villagers, who had gathered at the spot, fled as the landslide escalated.

The incident occurred near Kannur in Kerala, South India, on August 9.

Heavy rains and landslides have killed at least 22 people in Kerala.

Unable to cope with the inflow of water officials have opened shutters of 22 dams in the state.

Officials warned that the flood situation will worsen as they release more water from the dams.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the state’s highest elected official, said the state was facing ''a disaster of unprecedented magnitude''.

“We have sought the army, navy and air force’s help and control rooms will be opened in six worst-affected districts,” he added after an emergency cabinet meeting on August 9.

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