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Most Recent Kerala Landslides In "Ecologically Sensitive Zones"

Over 100 people have died in the last seven days due to floods and landslides in Kerala, and the number of deaths is feared to climb as nearly 30 are still missing - most of them in Malappuram in the northern part of the state. Kerala, according to data from the weather department, received 387 per cent excess rainfall between August 8 and 14. Wayanad district received 407 per cent excess rainfall for the same duration, while Malappuram received 500 per cent excess. This is in sharp contrast to around 35 per cent rainfall deficit in Kerala till end July, with reservoirs running dry.

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