Torrential rains claim 75 lives in Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Nov 11 (ANI): The death toll in rain related incidents in Tamil Nadu has gone up to 75.

Nilgris district alone has reported 42 deaths, as people were killed in landslips and wall collapse.

Torrential rains had triggered landslides and traffic on the Mettupalayam- Udhagamandalam Ghat section has been completely cut off.

Vehicular traffic in various parts of the district has been disrupted. The Nilgris Mountain Railway service has also been suspended as huge boulders fell on the tracks.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi announced an ex-gratia of one lakh each to the families of those killed.

The death toll might rise further as the rescue operation is still going on.

Tourists have been advised not to travel to Ooty, a famous tourist destination. (ANI)

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