Two kids among four drowned in Wayanad and Alappuzha, rain death toll reaches 16
Kozhikode: Four persons, including two children drowned in Alappuzha and Wayanad districts in the heavy rain continuing in the state for the past three days. The Two children drowned in a pond in Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad. Muhammed Shahil, son of Thottathil Firoz, and Sana Fathima, daughter of Kalarikkal Shihab died in the accident.
The deceased children are relatives. Their bodies are kept in a private hospital in Sulthan Bathery.
The two persons who died in Alappuzha district have been identified as Vinu and Suresh Kumar.
While Suresh Kumar died while catching fish at Achan Kovil river , Vinu died while taking bath in the backwaters behind Cherthala NSS college.
A man died of an electric shock from a broken power line in Adimali in Idukki. The deceased was identified to be Parakkudi native Komayil Biju. With the death of five more persons, the number of persons who have died in the rains have reached 16.
The meteorological department has predicted that the rainfall will continue till Wednesday.