Ooty: Nilgiris schools, colleges to remain closed for two more days

Udhagamandalam: All educational institutions in the Nilgiris would remain closed for two more days, said the Nilgiris Collector Anandrao V. Patil.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Patil said over 1000 landslides had occurred in various parts of the Nilgiris during the recent rains. Between Burliar and Ooty alone, there had been about 150 landslides. Special teams had been formed to expedite restoration works, he said.

Mr. Patil said 43 persons had died. The relief amount had been distributed to the families of the victims. About 2,548 flood affected persons were being taken care of in 25 relief camps. Stating that about 106 km of State highways had been damaged, Mr. Patil said that standing potato crop on 221 hectares worth Rs. 5.35 crore had been lost.

From THE HINDU

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