Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu killed five people in Tamil Nadu and over 2,000 people have been evacuated so far in the state. The popular tourist destination, Avalanche, recorded 911 mm rainfall, the highest in a single day in south India.
Tamil Nadu: The death toll in rain-related incidents in the hilly Nilgiris district rose to five on Friday, even as the tourist destination, Avalanche, recorded 911mm rainfall, the highest in a single day in south India.
According to reports, more than 2,500 people have been evacuated in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu following heavy rains over the last 24 hours.
A woman and her daughter died when the wall of their house collapsed on them in Indira Nagar in Pykara, some 21 km from here, while a man escaped with minor injuries in the early hours of Friday, official sources said.
Amutha (35) and Kavya (10) were sleeping when the incident occurred. Amutha's husband Krishnamurthy was admitted to hospital with minor injuries, they said.
In another incident, bodies of two women estate workers were recovered from a blocked drain in Kuruthukuli, about 12 kms from here, in the early hours.
As the workers Vimala and Sushila had not returned home from work on Thursday evening, the relatives thought that they may be in the estate office.
This morning, relatives found the body of Vimala stuck on a rock and that of Sushila in a blocked drain, sources said.
A 65-year old man had died in a wall collapse on Thursday.
Avalanche -- a major tourist destination -- had recorded 820 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period till Thursday morning and 2,136 mm in the last 72 hours, claimed to be the highest in South India.
Avalanche recorded 911 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending 8:30 am on Friday, the weather department said.
As incessant rains continued in the district, almost all the areas were flooded.
Traffic snarls were reported across the district, particularly on highways, as trees were uprooted.
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Last Updated Aug 10, 2019, 1:38 PM IST