Kerala floods

Monsoon in Kerala: When hills tumbled

Print edition : September 13, 2019

Rescue workers at the landslide site at Kavalappara in Malappuram. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Intense rain and man-made causes such as excessive quarrying and construction activity in ecologically sensitive areas in the Western Ghats wreak havoc in Kerala, a State that has barely recovered from the floods of last year.
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