08:53 GMT18 September 2020
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    According to local media reports, five people have died in the tragedy and twenty houses have been buried in a landslide.

    80 people are feared to be trapped after a massive landslide hit Rajamala in Kerala's Munnar district on Friday morning. Ten people have been rescued, while five people have died.

    According to officials, the landslide happened in a remote area that is hard to reach. 

    The intense rain and waterlogging in the area are deterring rescue operations.

    ​Several of those who are trapped are presumably tea estate workers.

    ​Rescue officials are struggling to reach the site of the accident, as some roads have washed out in the flooding that precipitated the landslide.

    ​For the last three days, several parts of the state have been inundated by monsoon rains.

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    rain, floods, landslide, India
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