Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, 15 killed as wall collapses

About 15 people died in Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu due to heavy rain falling down a house wall. Relief and rescue work is going on and efforts are being made to remove the people trapped under the debris. The wall of the private campus, which had been completely weakened due to heavy rain, fell Police said that the rescue bodies have so far recovered nine bodies. Heavy rains may continue over Tamil Nadu and parts of Puducherry for the next few days. Normal life has been affected in many districts of both states for the last few days. A red alert has been issued for heavy rains in many parts. Water has been flooded in many areas and schools and colleges have been closed in many cities including Chennai. According to the Meteorological Department, heavy rains are expected in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu due to a cyclone near Comorin in the Indian Ocean. In the last few days, at least three people have died in various parts of Tamil Nadu in rain related incidents.

A red alert has been issued for heavy rains in many parts.

Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, 15 killed as wall collapses
Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, 15 killed as wall collapses

On Sunday, heavy rains occurred in many parts of Tamil Nadu and the neighboring state of Puducherry in the last 24 hours due to the northeast monsoon. One person died due to rain in Chennai. The Meteorological Department has forecasted more rains in the next two days. Regional Cyclone Warning Center director N Puvirasan told the media that there has been heavy rainfall in the state due to the upper air flow. He said that light to heavy rains are expected in the next 24-48 hours. But Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Vellore, Thiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai districts may receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. He has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea in Cape Comorin and Lakshadweep region due to the possibility of increasing wind speed due to the pressure area in the Arabian Sea. Meanwhile, Chennai City Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan reviewed the situation in Chennai and reviewed the measures after heavy rains. Vishwanathan told the media that in view of the situation, all departments have been asked to be cautious.

 

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