9 children among 25 killed in Kerala rains
The New Indian Express Chennai|October 18, 2021
Army, NDRF and Defense Security Corps teams deployed for rescue and relief

WHILE heavy rain that had been pounding central and south Kerala over the past few days abated on Sunday, the toll in rain-related incidents rose to 25, including nine children. With the Met department predicting further rains from Wednesday, the situation continues to remain grim.

There were 13 fatalities in the Kottayam district alone, 12 of whom died in Koottikkal. While 10 people lost their lives in a landslide, three others were swept away by the floodwaters in two different places.

In Idukki, six persons died in the Kokkayar landslide, while a child remains missing. Two persons had died after a car was swept away in Thodupuzha on Saturday, while two others lost their lives to separate incidents in the district.

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