Caught on camera: Kerala man's narrow escape from Mudslide

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Screenshot from CCTV footage
Screenshot from CCTV footage

Kerala : A Kerala man's narrow escape from the breathtaking mudslide was caught on a CCTV camera. The state has been experiencing heavy rainfall from past couple of days.

In the CCTV video, the man carrying a black umbrella is seen walking towards an elderly woman before the mudslide emerges. The man then alerts the woman as he runs to avoid getting trapped in the mudslide.

A news report by NDTV reported that the woman in the video was his mother, while the man made a narrow escape, the lady was swept away in the mudslide.

More than 40 people have been killed and over one lakh have been displaced in Kerala in the last three days amid heavy rainfall.

In last three day, massive mudslides have been reported from Wayanad and Malappuram. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said at least 40 people are feared trapped and three have been killed in the landslide in Malappuram.

"The area is dangerous. What we understand is that 15 people are still missing," Wayanad Sub Collector NSK Umesh, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI, adding search operations by Army and National Disaster Response Force teams are still on.

The authorities have issued a red alert to the seven districts - Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur. Five others, including Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur and Kasargod, have been issued orange alerts.