10 November 2009

Reported landslide accident in SW India

Posted by Dave Petley

AP is reporting that a landslide in S India has killed 39 people. The landslide occurred in the Ooty and Coonoor region of Tamil Nadu states, hitting 300 mud huts. The report quotes a “state flood control official” as saying that 14 bodies were recovered on Monday and a further 25 today.

Tamil Nadu is in the very south of India. The TRMM landslide warning system has this region as being likely or very likely to suffer landslides: