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Kerala floods: Kavalapara still searching for missing residents

A week later, the misery at Kavalapara – about 50 km from here – continue as men and machines work overtime to recover 26 bodies lying deep in the huge pile of mud which till last Thursday was a hillock.

In one of the worst ever landslides that hit the village, an area of more than 75 acres, which was full of rubber trees of multiple homesteads, is now nothing but a muddy place.

With the place being reduced to mud, 45 houses were swept away by the flowing waters which also deposited almost 50 feet of mud that buried 59 people alive.

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