Thiruvanatapuram: Eight more persons were buried alive in a fresh landslip at Peringavu near Vazhayur in Malappuram district on Wednesday afternoon. The victims could not be immediately identified.
Three members of a family were buried alive when their house caved in under a landslip at Kaithakunda near Pulikkal early this morning.
District Collector Amit Meena declared a holiday for all educational institutions in Malappuram, including professional colleges, on Thursday.
In Ernakulam too, a holiday has been declared for all educational institutions including professional colleges on August 16 and 17.
A large number of pilgrims who reached Pampa to attend Wednesday’s Niraputhari celebrations at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple could not proceed to the holy hillock owing to the swollen Pampa river.