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At least 60 tourists stranded at Kerala's Munnar resort after landslides

Munnar: At least 60 tourists are stranded at a resort in the popular tea county of Munnar in Kerala's Idukki district after the roads leading to resort got blocked due to landslides following incessant rains.

Among those stranded are 20 foreigners.

The state has been witnessing heavy downpour for the last two days. The Army has been called in to help the tourists get out safely.

Meanwhile, the United States had issued a travel alert and advised the US citizens to avoid visiting areas affected by landslides and flash floods.

At least 26 people have been killed so far in Kerala, including 11 in high-range Idukki in landslides.

There are, however, no fresh reports of flooding and landslides in the district on Friday.

Five shutters of the Cheruthoni dam of the Idukki water reservoir have been opened since Thursday. People in Cheruthoni town have been evacuated.

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