12 Feared Killed As Rains Lash India’s Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI, Dec 2 (NNN-PTI) – Rain lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry, with the North-East monsoon, in the last 24 hours, claiming 12 lives in the state capital, even as the Met office predicted more showers in the next two days.

Various parts of the state have been receiving good rainfall since the onset of the monsoon. Director of area cyclone-warning Centre, Regional Meteorological Centre, N Puviarasan, said, the presence of an upper air circulation caused heavy to very heavy rain.

A flood alert to villagers on the banks of the Sankarabarani river in Puducherry was sounded on Sunday, as water was to be released from the Veedur dam.

The alert comes in the wake of the Tamil Nadu govt’s decision, to release water from the dam in Villupuram district.– NNN-PTI