IN PHOTOS: Indian Navy steps in for rescue operations in rain-hit Chennai amid Cyclone Michaung

Indian Navy Flood Relief Teams rendering assistance to stranded people in submerged colonies of Periyar Nagar and Ram Nagar in Madipakkam of Chennai. The death toll rose to 12 in various incidents in and around rain-hit Chennai due to Cyclone Michaung. Pics/Defence PRO

Updated On: 2023-12-05 04:15 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

A dozen people lost their lives in various rain-related incidents in and around the city. Pics/Defence PRO

The city and adjoining districts faced relentless rains on Monday as the severe cyclonic storm Michaung loomed over the north coastal areas of Tamil Nadu

Eleven others, who sustained injuries in rain-related incidents, were receiving treatment in various hospitals, officials said

Several District Disaster Response Teams (DDRT) were formed to carry out relief work in all rain-affected areas across the city

In Muthialpet locality in the city's outskirts, 54 families were rescued, and a woman who had just given birth was relocated to a safer place from Saligramam in the city

More than 250 people from low-lying areas found refuge at a school camp in Kotturpuram. Additionally, 22 passengers stranded after their local bus got stuck in rainwater, were transferred to a relief camp set up at the Middle School in Pallavaram

Since Tuesday morning, most parts of Chennai experienced a respite from rains, allowing officials to focus on rescue and relief operations in affected areas

During a press conference at the Chennai Corporation headquarters on Tuesday morning, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin stated that relief measures were being undertaken on a war footing

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