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50 tourists stranded in Munnar

Press Trust of India  |  Idukki (Ker) 

More than 50 tourists, including 24 from abroad, have been stranded in district of for the past two days as the road leading to

their resort in Munnar was damaged in a landslide triggered by heavy rains.

The foreign tourists are from countries, including Russia, and Oman, officials said.

Tourism said all the tourists of Plum Judy resort at Pallivasal in Munnar were safe.

He said the has asked the to help clear the road.

Authorities have been directed to shift the tourists to a safer place, officials said.

The has been asked to provide and all necessary amenities to the tourists free of cost, they said.

"The tourists will be shifted to Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) hotels once the road is cleared," P Bala Kiran, Director, said.

The also spoke to the foreign tourists at the resort and assured them all help.

The matter came to light after a tourist put out a video of their plight which was telecast by a television channel.

Heavy rains, which had pounded Kerala in the last two days, had triggered landslides and floods in various places, leaving a trail of destruction.

Twenty-six people have lost their lives in the state, 11 of them in district.

Roads have either caved in or suffered damage at many places in the state.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 16:15 IST