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Chennai rains: Two killed in rain-related incidents, heavy showers throw normal life out of gear – Watch

Chief Minister M K Stalin chaired a virtual meeting with top officials on monsoon preparedness, and instructed officials to take swift action on complaints.

Chennai rains: Two killed in rain-related incidents, heavy showers throw normal life out of gear – Watch
Commuters wade through a waterlogged road amid rainfall, in Chennai, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

Two persons were killed in rain-related incidents as heavy showers inundated Chennai and its suburbs on Tuesday. A man died after he was electrocuted in Chennai on Tuesday, while a woman passed away after portions of a residential building collapsed in the city’s northern area of Pulianthope, reported news agency PTI.

Widespread rainfall was witnessed in Tamil Nadu, where northeast monsoon rains commenced on October 29, which included Cauvery delta areas and coastal regions like Kanyakumari.

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Chief Minister M K Stalin chaired a virtual meeting with top officials on monsoon preparedness, and instructed officials to take swift action on complaints.

In capital Chennai, 8 cm of heavy rainfall was recorded on November 1 at Nungambakkam, which is the highest in the past 30 years, and the third such record in the last 72 years, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre, S Balachandran said, reported PTI.

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Following the incessant rains, a holiday was declared in at least eight districts, including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengelpet.

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First published on: 02-11-2022 at 10:39 IST