Thiruvananthapuram / Kottayam: Heavy rains have eased for the time being but the damage is still there. Death toll rises to 24 In Kottayam district alone, 13 people died. Nine deaths were reported in Idukki and one each in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode districts. The search is on for 2 persons who went missing in Idukki Kokkayar. One person also went missing in Thiruvananthapuram.
The bodies of Ottalangal (Vattalakkunnel) Martin (Roy-47) and their sons Sneha (13) and Sandra (9) who went missing in a landslide were found at Kavali in Mundakkayam Koottikkal, Kottayam. This family is gone. The bodies of Martin’s wife, another daughter and mother were found Saturday. The bodies of Joby’s wife Sonia (45), son Alan (14), Panthalattil Mohanan’s wife Sarasamma (58) and Mundakassery Venu’s wife Roshni (48) were also found at Plappally Attuchal.
The bodies of Ilamkadu Olikkal Charlotte (29) and Sicily (50) were found missing in the flood. Rajamma (65), wife of the late Raghavan, died in a flood at Pattimattam, Kanjirapally. Minister K Rajan said that Rs 4 lakh each would be given to the families of those killed in the landslide.
There are 4713 people in relief camps in different districts. Water is rising in Upper Kuttanad. MC Road near Thiruvalla flooded. The AC road connecting Alappuzha and Changanassery was also flooded.
3 babies hugged in death
Thodupuzha മൂന്നു Three children who grew up playing together hugged each other and died together. Five members of a family, including four children, were buried in a landslide in Idukki Kokkayar Poovanchi on Saturday. The bodies of Siyad’s wife Fouzia (28), children Amin (10) and Amna (7) and Fauzia’s brother Kallupurakkal Faisal’s sons Ahsana (8) and Ahiyan (4) were found in the slum. Of these, Amna, Ahsana and Ahiyan were found together under a concrete slab.
The bodies of Fauzia and her son Amin were found a short distance away. The search is on for their cousin Sachu Shahul (7). Cheplamkunnel Ansi Sabu (50), who went missing in the floods, has not been found. The bodies of Shaji Chirayil (55) who drowned in the landslide and Joji (44) who went missing in the floods in Peruvanthanam Nirmalagiri were found.
Widespread rain from Wednesday
Thiruvananthapuram: The Met office has forecast heavy rains in the state for four days from Wednesday. The Department of Disaster Management said that the low pressure area in the Arabian Sea has weakened and there is a possibility of less rain today and tomorrow.
English Summary: Heavy rain continues in Kerala