Rescue Team Finds Bodies Of Mother, Son Holding Hands In Flood-Hit Kerala

It is believed that the woman, Geethu, 21, was lying with her one and half year-old son Dhruv, holding his hand when the unexpected flood fury and landslide swept them away on Friday afternoon.

Rescue Team Finds Bodies Of Mother, Son Holding Hands In Flood-Hit Kerala

Kerala is one of the worst-affected states due to floods.

Malappuram:

The lifeless bodies of a mother and her child holding hands left rescue personnel teary eyed at nearby Kottakkunnu, a hilly area which was hit by massive landslides two days ago.

It is believed that the woman, Geethu, 21, was lying with her one and half year-old son Dhruv, holding his hand when the unexpected flood fury and landslide swept them away on Friday afternoon.

After hours-long search, the bodies of Geethu, wife of Sarath, and the child were recovered by rescue personnel on Sunday.

It was heart-wrenching for local people and the rescue officials to see the bodies of the mother and child beneath the piles of mud and slush, their hands clasped together.

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While Sarath had escaped unhurt, the body of his mother, Sarojini was recovered on Monday.

Sarath and family were staying in a rented house at Kottakkunnu, a fragile area in Malappuram, which witnessed widespread destruction in the heavy rains and series of landslides last week.