Tamil Nadu wall collapse, 17 including 11 women, 3 children killed

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Tamil Nadu wall collapse, 17 including 11 women, 3 children killed.

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.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tweets on Coimbatore incident

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted on the Coimbatore incident wherein 15 people lost their lives as three houses collapsed due to heavy rain. “We are saddened by the loss of life, livelihoods and property due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. We express our solidarity to the affected and stand ready to support them,” Pinarayi Vijayan said.

Flood alert issued in Erode district in Tamil Nadu as Lower Bhavani dam surpluses

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A flood alert has been issued to people living on the banks of river Bhavani in this western district of Tamil Nadu as a dam built across it has surplussed in the wake of copious rains in catchment areas. The water level in the Lower Bhavani Project reservoir reached its maximum of 105 feet and the storage crossed 32 tmc feet against maximum of 32.8 tmc ft, prompting the Public Works Department authorities to more than triple discharge from 3,500 cusecs to 11,950 cusecs on Monday morning.

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