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Landslip disrupts rail traffic
Rail service on the Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayamkulam route remained paralysed for nearly three hours on Sunday following a major landslip at Poovanthuruth, near Chingavanom, on the Kottayam-Changanassery stretch. Local people said they heard a deafening thunder-like sound when the Guruvayur-Edamon Passenger train passed the road overbridge at Poovanthuruth. The police said the boulders placed near the overbridge as part of strengthening the structure had given away in the heavy rain.
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