15 persons dead after a compound wall collapsed & damaged three houses in Nadoor Kannappan Layout in Mettupalayam today morning, following heavy rain in the region. Rescue operation underway.
Rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry on Sunday with the North-East monsoon triggering a heavy spell in the last 24 hours. The rains claimed one life in the state capital, even as the Met office predicted more showers over the next two days. In the wake of incessant rainfall over the last few days schools across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have been declared shut on Monday.
In Tamil Nadu, the Madras University and Anna University have postponed all exams that were scheduled on Monday, due to incessant rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services also on Sunday said it was fully prepared to deal with any flood-related issues and announced landline phone numbers for the public. In a press release, the department said it has adequate manpower, equipment like inflatable rubber boats, long rescue ropes, other tools and vehicles to render assistance and help rescue and evacuate who are affected by floods.