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Tamil Nadu reports 14 deaths due to heavy rains; waterlogging in Chennai

As many as 14 people have lost their lives in Tamil Nadu due to heavy rains, said Kumar Jayanth, Principal Secretary, Revenue Department on Thursday.

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Commuters wade through a waterlogged downpour area following heavy rain, in Chennai (Photo: PTI)

As many as 14 people have lost their lives in due to heavy rains, said Kumar Jayanth, Principal Secretary, Revenue Department on Thursday.

"Till now, 14 people have lost their lives in the state due to heavy rains. Due to overnight rainfall, there is in parts of today. 13 subways waterlogged will be cleared, 160 fallen trees removed. In last four days, almost 20 lakh people given food packets in Chennai," said Kumar Jayanth.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that extremely heavy to heavy is likely to occur in six districts of on Thursday.

"The Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal lies about 140 km southeast of The Depression will cross between north and south around Chennai by Thursday evening," IMD Chennai's Deputy Director-General S. Balachandran told ANI.

He further said that strong winds will prevail and "extremely heavy to heavy likely to occur in six districts".

Heavy rains continued to lash Chennai and its nearby areas on Thursday morning, affecting vehicular movement and causing in several parts of the city including the areas of Nungambakkam, Sterling road, KMC Hospital road.

The office of Divisional Railway Manager of Southern Railway, Chennai on Thursday said that the majority of the services from MAS to Tiruvallur had been suspended due to of tracks at Avadi and Ambattur.

"Dear passengers, due to waterlogging of tracks at Avadi and Ambattur, most of the services from MAS to Tiruvallur have been suspended. There are delays on the north side towards Gummidipoondi due to heavy rains between Tiruvottiyur and Korukkupet. Please plan travel accordingly," said DRM, Chennai.

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First Published: Thu, November 11 2021. 14:54 IST