At least nine deaths were reported from various places across the State during the polling for the general elections on Tuesday.
A 64-year-old woman, Vijaya, who was standing in queue at the polling booth at Ramavilasam High School at Chokli, near Thalassery, died after collapsing in the morning. At Chuzhali, near Sreekantapuram, a 62-year-old man, identified as Venugopala Marar, died when he reached home after casting his vote in the morning. Mustafa, 52, from Thalassery died at a polling station in Kannur. In Kottayam, two persons fatally collapsed while proceeding to their respective polling stations. The deceased were identified as 84-year-old Rosamma Ouseph and 55-year-old Suresh Arthyakulam.
Suresh, a native of Parambuzha, was on his way to the polling station at Perumbayikkad Devilasam School when he collapsed.
A 66-year-old voter, Chacko Mathai of Pezhumpara, fatally collapsed while waiting in queue to exercise his franchise at a polling booth at Pezhumpara, near Vadsserikkara, in Ranni taluk of the Pathanamthitta Parliamentary constituency on Tuesday forenoon.
Thresiamma, 79, collapsed and died at booth number 54 in Kanjoor in Ernakulam while she was waiting to cast her vote.
In Kasaragod district, 44-year-old K.R. Baburaj collapsed and died while he was returning after casting his vote . A 74-year-old man Prabhakaran died after casting his vote at Kandiyur UPS in the Mavelikara constituency.