7 Singaporeans among 59 tourists evacuated in India's rain-hit Kerala

Indian residents look at houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in the Indian state of Kerala, on Aug 10, 2018.
Indian residents look at houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in the Indian state of Kerala, on Aug 10, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
Ms S. Rajangam, one of the Singaporeans evacuated from Plum Judy, told The Straits Times that there were many rocks and boulders on the narrow path that was cleared.
Ms S. Rajangam, one of the Singaporeans evacuated from Plum Judy, told The Straits Times that there were many rocks and boulders on the narrow path that was cleared. PHOTO: S. RAJANGAM

Fifty-nine stranded tourists, including seven Singaporeans, were evacuated on Friday (Aug 11) from Plum Judy, a resort in the popular tea-growing area of Munnar in the rain-battered South Indian state of Kerala.

They were stranded in the tourist hot spot and hill station for more than a day after roads leading to the resort were blocked by landslides, caused by heavy rainfall in the state over the last 48 hours.

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