A minor landslip was reported inside the forest in the Chembanod village limits in the hilly regions of Kozhikode on Sunday evening.

Though the District Disaster Control Room has not been alerted to the incident, local sources told The Hindu that there was no damage to life or property since the area was sparsely populated.

However, the Kadambra river, a tributary of the Kuttiyadi, was swollen following the landslip, causing minor traffic blocks.

Chakkittapara grama panchayat president K. Sunil told The Hindu that the hilly areas had been experiencing heavy rain since around 3 p.m. in the afternoon, leading to the landslip.

The region is highly vulnerable to landslips. It was only last year that a landslip at Pulloorampara in the same belt claimed eight lives. In July this year, a road was washed away near the Kakkayam dam site.

As per a report of the district administration to the Central team that visited Kozhikode in July, the district suffered loss to the tune of Rs.64 crore in the monsoon. More than 35 houses had been destroyed, while more than 700 were damaged.

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