Tamil Nadu Rains: 15 People Died of Wall Collapse In Nadoor Kannappan Layout, CoimbatoreVignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : Dec 02, 2019 14:12 IST
15 people die due to the collapse of three houses in Coimbatore after rains cripple Tamil Nadu: Fifteen people died in Nadoor Kannappan Layout in Mettupalayam due to heavy rains for the past three days. The dead include two children below seven years, and the government has announced Rs. 4 lakhs as compensation. The Met department announces further rains for Tamil Nadu, where schools are closed in many districts. Also, the exams of the Madras and Anna universities have been postponed.
Now the people of the locality are protesting against the contractor who built the wall.
Due to the cyclonic circulation near Comorin in the Indian Ocean, rains are expected to batter Tamil Nadu for another three days. Already more than five people apart from Coimbatore have been dead due to rains in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Further rains will cripple it, and the government is gearing in full swing to help the people. Schools in Chennai, Tuticorin, Tiruvallur, and Kanchipuram have been shut today due to rains.
The northeastern monsoon is continuing to batter Tamil Nadu and bringing heavy rainfall and damage to many places including
- The Coimbatore collapse of walls that caused 15 deaths occurred to three homes constructed in the Nadoor Kannappan layout in Mettupalayam
- In Cuddalore district, more than 800 people evacuated from the low-lying areas.
- Flood alert announced for the people living on the banks of the Bhavani river as the Bhavani reservoir reached its maximum capacity of 105 feet.
- In the nearby union territory Puducherry also, there are heavy rains reported and disruption of normal life.
Rains to continue says the Director of Cyclone Warning Center, RMC, and he also advised fisher no to venture in the sea at Lakshadweep and Cape Comorin.
In Chennai, authorities have deployed 600 pumps to evacuate the staggering rainwater from many areas. One hundred boats are ready to help people stranded in the rainwater. Police have established a helpline for people affected to call for immediate relief. The helpline Nos include:
Chennai residents can dial 044 25384520 & 044 25384530
Or Whatsapp 9445477205