Unseasonal rains claims 15 lives in TN, including two kinds in house collapse


(Online Desk)

In a tragic incident, three houses collapsed after heavy rains lashed near Nadur village, Mettupalayam in Coimbatore district on Monday early morning, killing 15 people including ten women and two children.

Rescue operations by the police and fire rescue services are underway as more people are feared to be trapped under the debris.

According to sources, a big compound wall near the houses collapsed after incessant rains at Nadur village, Annur Road near Cooperative Society in Mettupalayam fell on to these three houses located adjacent to the wall.

The deceased were identified as Guru (45), Ramnath (20), Anandh Kumar (40), and the ten females were identified Harisudha (16), Sivakami (45), Oviyammal (50), Nathiya (30), Vaidhegi (20), Thilagavathi (50), Arukani (55), Rukumani (40), Nivetha (18), Chinnamal (70), and two children Akshaya (7) and Loguram (7).

The body of the deceased were taken to Mettupalayam government hospital for post mortem.

The India Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted heavy rains in the State on Monday and Tuesday.