THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/THRISSUR/MALAPPURAM: Heavy rain, triggered by cyclonic storms that formed over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, continued to lash the state on Tuesday. Three people, including two little sisters, died in rain-related incidents in Malappuram and Kollam. Several low-lying areas were inundated while minor landslides were reported in northern districts. Shutters of many dams were raised. Nearly 700 people have been shifted to the 27 relief camps so far.
Liyana Fathima, 7, and her seven-month-old sister Lubana from Mathamkulam near Karipur in Malappuram died on Tuesday morning when the bedroom wall of their house collapsed on them. They were sleeping alongside mother Sumayya.