Latest Kerala Local News: Rain hits Malabar, 2 children drown in water-filled pit – Reuters

KOZHIKODE/KOCHI: After a two-week break, rains have intensified across the state, especially in Malabar where several rain-related accidents, including the drowning of two children, have been reported.

Two siblings aged seven and 13 drowned in a pit dug for the construction of a septic tank in Thamarassery on Sunday. Police identified the deceased as Mohammed Ashir, 7, and Mohammed Adi, 13, sons of V Abdul Jaleel, from Korangad near Thamarassery. The children fell into the pit filled with water dug in an enclosure near the house where they had gone to take lessons.
Collectors in Kozhikode, Kannur and Wayanad districts announced a public holiday for all educational institutions, including vocational colleges, on Monday in view of the continued heavy rains.

A two-storey house under construction collapsed at Kolayad in Kannur. The concreting of the roof of the first floor of Chittari Babu’s house was completed barely a week ago. Three houses were partially damaged in Nadapuram and Meppayur in Kozhikode and three other houses were damaged in Kanichar and Peravoor in Kannur, mainly after trees fell on the houses.
The Kasaragod District Collector said the water levels of Mogral River, Nileshwaram River and Karyankode Rivers have crossed danger levels and asked people living along the banks to maintain vigilance. A car carrying two Tamil Nadu forest department officials plunged into a stream at Puthurvayal near Kalpetta on Wayanad. However, the passengers managed to escape unscathed. In addition, well collapse incidents have been reported in Kozhikode and Malappuram.
Meanwhile, IMD has issued a yellow alert for all districts except Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha for Monday and Tuesday. The Padinjarathara Dam area in Wayanad received the heaviest rain on Sunday 18.7cm between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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