Two babies die on Tuesday; number of deaths touches 27
Three more tribal children died from malnutrition in the Attappady hills, taking the number of such deaths to 27 in the past 15 months.
The baby of Meenakshi and Nagan of Edavani, a Kurumba tribal hamlet in the Pudur grama panchayat limits, died soon after birth in the Tribal Specialty Hospital at Kottathara on Tuesday evening. It was a premature birth at seven months of pregnancy. The child was underweight and malnourished, doctors in the hospital said.