Rains , landslides wreck havoc in Iritty
Posted on: 07 Aug 2012
Iritty: Heavy rain and landslides wreaked havoc in Iritty in Kannur district on Tuesday. One kid drowned in water shed in Vallithodu. With this the death toll in rain in northern districts rose to 6. Landslides threw life out of gear in Vaniyambara in Ayyankunnu panchayat and in Pulloorampara near Thiruvambadi in Kozhikode.
The landslides, besides causing heavy damage to several houses, crops and business establishments, also unleashed flash floods in Vaniyambara and Vallithode.
The Iritty town and surroundings are under water and as many as 200 shops too.
As many as 100 houses near Pazhassi dam is alienated from the rest of the district . Due to heavy rain the rapid action force, police and natives are not able to proceed with rescue operations. The over flow of dam has created panic among the natives. Though seven shutters of the dam is now open, the water level is still high. The people are being rescued using country boats.