26 September 2020,   13:07
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India tea plantation landslide death toll rises to 43

The death toll from landslide at a tea plantation in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 43 on Sunday with nearly two dozen people feared trapped, a senior official said.


The landslide, caused by heavy rain, hit the plantation in Idduki district in the early hours of Friday when workers were still sleeping, officials said.


In 2018, Kerala was hit by the worst floods in a century. Hundreds were killed, many of them from Idukki.

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