Heavy boulders fell on a tempo traveller carrying 11 people, killing nine and injuring two.
The rainfall is likely to taper off by Tuesday. Though a fresh low-pressure area is expected to form over the Bay of Bengal around July 28, Kerala is likely to see only below normal rainfall then.
Kerala has been experiencing heavy rainfall due to the formation of a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal as well as over the Arabian sea.
Idukki residents here are wary of too much rain. Memories of what happened at Pettimudi in Munnar are still very raw in many people's minds.
The shocking incident took place in the small Talai village near Mahad town in the hilly stretch of Maharashtra's Raigad district.
The study carried out by experts of Kerala and US universities has also found that 17 per cent of the area has become dangerously disaster-prone.
Roughly 15 percent of India’s landmass is highly vulnerable to landslides, according to the Geological Survey of India (GSI).
Revenue department and police have washed their hands off this couple. It is alleged that even the tribal welfare department officials have not bothered to visit them or help them.
The court directed that the money should be granted at the earliest after examining the relevant documents of heirship.
The Pettimudi disaster took place on August 6 this year.