The toll within the landslip in Pettimudi within the excessive vary Idukki district rose to 52 with three extra our bodies being recovered from the particles as rescue operations continued on Tuesday to hint these lacking.
The our bodies of two males and a girl have been recovered, officers mentioned.
Personnel of NDRF, Hearth, Forest and police departments have expanded their search operations to the downstream of a river of their efforts to hint 19 extra individuals who have been nonetheless lacking within the August 7 tragedy close to Rajamala, they mentioned.
Search can also be being carried out on the web site of the catastrophe to hint these feared trapped within the particles, the officers mentioned.
In the meantime, the water degree at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Idukki district reached 136.85 toes on Tuesday.
The Idukki district Collector had held discussions with the Collector of Theni in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, with regard to the discharge of water by means of the tunnel to Vaigai dam when the water degree touched the 136-feet mark.
The Kerala authorities had on Saturday requested the Tamil Nadu authorities to launch water from Mullaperiyar to Vaigai Dam in a phased method when the water degree reached 136 toes in view of heavy rains in Idukki.
With a let-up within the rains, water receded in lots of low-lying areas of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts.
There was no purple alert warning in any of the state’s 14 districts because the depth of rains had decreased and the affected areas had began limping again to normalcy.
A 151-year-old chapel of a CSI Church collapsed within the wee hours Tuesday as a result of forceful influx of the water following the breach of bunds in Pallathuruthy in Alappuzha district.
In-built 1869, the chapel was utilized by some 30 households for conducting their spiritual rituals, a report from Alappuzha mentioned.