26 September Saturday

CM Urges Air Force To Press In Helicopters For Rajamala Rescue Operations

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Friday Aug 7, 2020


Thiruvananthapuram : Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday contacted the Air Force urging to  press helicopters into rescue efforts at Rajamala, where massive mudslide has rendered  access and rescue  extremely difficult.

Around 80 people remain trapped following mudslide triggered by heavy rains last night. The spot struck by disaster is strewn with  row houses of plantation labourers and with the upheaval terrain and roads shattered post the slide, reaching aid to the victims poses heavy safety risks, necessitating helicopter services for effective rescue efforts in the region.