Video: Kerala man's narrow escape from landslide, his mother trapped

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His wife and child are also believed to be trapped under the mudslide.

By Web Report

Published: Sat 10 Aug 2019, 1:53 PM

Last updated: Sat 10 Aug 2019, 4:44 PM

A video has surfaced from Kerala that shows the narrow escape of a man as he watched his family being washed away after a landslide in Malapuram.

According to News 18 report, the man was standing outside his house along his mother when the mudslide appeared from nowhere, uprooting everything in its path. The man then alerts the mother as he runs to avoid getting trapped in the mudslide, but only the he could manage to survive as he reached the corner of his house.

The mother was swept along with the mud and trees as she could not run fast enough.

Along with his mother, wife and their one-and-half-year-old child, who were inside the house, were also trapped in the mudslide, reported added.
At least 42 people died in Kerala and over 100,000 affected people have been evacuated, the central government's disaster management cell said, after 80 landslides hit the state in two days.
Last year, Kerala was hit by one of its worst floods in one hundred years. More than 200 people were killed and over 5 million affected.

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