Chennai: Seven more persons lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu, taking the death toll to 55, as the northeast monsoon continued to pound several parts of the state disrupting rail and road traffic. The state government on Wednesday put the death toll in rain-related incidents at 48, including 27 from Cuddalore district.
Municipal workers trying to clear a road in Ooty yesterday. Pic/PTI
CM J Jayalalithaa has condoled the death of the victims, a majority of whom drowned in flood waters, and announced Rs 4 lakh each to their families of those killed from the Disaster Relief Fund.
Parts of South Chennai witnessed heaving water logging which even resulted in railway under-bridges being flooded. Schools and colleges in northern districts remained closed.
Office-goers in the capital city had a harrowing time as they had to wade through knee-deep and in some places waist-deep waters.