18 people including Pilot dies as Air India Express from Dubai crash lands at Kozhikode Airport
15 people Dead in a massive Landslide at Rajamalai, Munnar
Air Crash & Landslide in Kerala claims 33 lives. Disaster series in Kerala is what the south India witnessed on 7th of August. The Massive landslide which happened early in the morning was a shocking incident. The landslide happened after continuing heavy rains in the region for many days. The area where the landslide occurred is among the high-risk zone propose by the Madhav Gadgil report. The government of Kerala proved to be complete ineffective in rehabilitating the people who were staying in the high-risk zone.
Even though the death toll in the Rajamalai incident is presently 15 more people, nearly to 50 numbers are feared to be trapped under the soil. Rescue operation is progressing and rescue team is trying to save more people. In the meantime, rain is gaining strength in most districts of Kerala. Many roads and low-lying areas are already flooded. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the incident and declared 2 lakh rupees for the relatives of the deceased.
August 7th was truly a day of Disaster Series in Kerala. In yet another incident in the evening at about 7.30 pm, an Air India Express flight IX-1344 bound to Kozhikode from Dubai slipped off from the runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport and crashed. The pilot missed the point for landing on the table top runway of the airport and the aircraft fell down from the table top to about 30 feet down. The pilot of the flight, Deepak Vasant Sathe died on the spot. The aircraft is seen split into two due to the heavy impact. The plane had 174 passengers, 2 pilots, 5 cabin crew members, and 10 infants. As per latest report 16 people including the pilot lost their lives. Many passengers are admitted in critical stage. The Director General of Civil Aviation has initiated an enquiry about the incident. The reason for the crash is initially assessed to be lack of proper vicinity due to heavy rain. The area including the runway and the airport experienced heavy rain during the time of landing.
As, Air Crash & Landslide in Kerala claims 33 lives, people of Kerala is now worried of the still uncertain weather. Prediction is that the rains will intensify in the upcoming days of August. The Covid19 pandemic is also totally out of control in the state with more than 1200 new cases reported everyday.