In a tragic incident, as many as fifteen people lost their lives after a wall collapsed in a village in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on Monday, following heavy rains. The incident took place in Nadur village near Mettupalayalam
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced Rs 4 lakh each to families of the deceased as ex-gratia. Nine bodies have been recovered so far, while rescue operations are still underway to help those trapped in debris.
The deceased have been identified as Harisudha(16), Sivakami(45), Oviyammal(50), Nathiya(30), Vaidhegi(20), Thilagvathi(50), Arukani(55), Rukumani(40), Nivetha(18), Chinnamal (70); Guru(45), Ramnath(20), Anandh Kumar(40); and Akshaya(7), Loguram(7).
Also, the weather report has forecast heavy to moderate rains. It will continue across all districts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry next week, report suggested. Meanwhile, all the schools and colleges will remain closed in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Tuticorin.
Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has launched a 24/7 helpline number for the people of the city to report water stagnation and flooding. Contact numbers are 044-25384520, 044-25384530, 044-25384540 or Whatsapp on 9445477205. It will operate from the Ripon Building’s control room.
Reportedly, the boats have been placed in around 109 places in the city and 176 community halls and four common cooking-halls to cook for 1,500 people are already in place.