‘Here it is, a terrible rain. Coming up more and more. I am very scared. My children and I are alone ‘- Fauzia was talking to her cousin Siana on the phone. Couldn’t finish saying that. Before long, the mountain house was engulfed in roaring water. Siana, on the other hand, was stunned when the phone rang with Fauzia’s screams. The flood at Kallupurakkal house in Kokkayar Poovanchi claimed 5 lives including 4 children. The deceased were identified as Fauzia, daughter of Kallupuraikkal Nazir, sons Amna and Amin, and Ahsana and Ahiyan, sons of Fauzia’s brother Faisal.
The house collapsed for a moment while a relative in Kanjirapally called Siyana on the phone and shared the horror of the floods. The children were seen standing on the edge of the mountain water flowing strongly in front of the house. Fouzia arrived at the family home on Friday with her children to attend her niece’s daughter’s wedding.
Brother Faisal’s 2 children were waiting for them at home. The wedding house was across a river from the house in Poovanchi. The body of Amna Siyad (7) was found yesterday afternoon. The bodies of Aksana (8) and Ahiyan (4) were soon recovered. The bodies were found lying in a room in the house. Meanwhile, news came that the body of Shaji, who drowned in the Kokkayar river, was found in Mundakkayam, Manimalayar. The bodies of Fouzi and seven-year-old Amin Siyad were found a short distance away at 4 p.m. The search for seven-year-old Sachu Shahul was halted after nightfall. The search for Ansi, who went missing in the river, will continue today.