Two girls drown in Kadalundi river; one missing

Search operation progressing to find the missing child | Photo: Ajith Sankaran

Malappuram: Two girls drowned while taking bath in Kadalundi river at Panthalloor in Aanakkayam here on Thursday. A search operation is underway to trace another child who was washed away in the turbulent waters.

The deceased are identified as Panthalloor native Hussain’s daughter Fathima Israth and Abdu Rahiman’s daughter Fathima Fidha. They are cousins.

The body of the deceased girls were taken to Manjeri medical college.

Israth and Fathima met with the accident during their visit to a relative’s house here. A boy also accompanied them to the river. According to reports, he is safe.

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