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Kavalappara, Puthumala Landslides Were Man-Made Disasters, Say Geologists

T'puram: Geologists said that the landslides in Kavalappara and Puthumala were man-made disasters. The landslides were caused by the changes made to the land for agricultural and development purposes. These areas were earlier predicted to be landslide-prone areas. Speaking to Mathrubhumi News, scientist Dr V Nandakumar of National Centre for Earth Sciences said that a system which will forewarn the people of landslides will be implemented in the coming years.