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Rain toll rises to 12 in TN

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Oct 24 (UNI) The death toll in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu rose to 12 with the death of a person in a wall collapse in Tiruvannamalai District today.

Reports here said a man, who was sleeping in his house, was crushed to death when a portion of the dilapidated wall collapsed on him.

Till yesterday, 11 people died in rain-related incidents since the onset of the North East Monsoon. While three people were killed in wall collapse in Dindigul District, one died in the city in a similar incident.

In Thanjavur, three siblings drowned while taking bath in the Vennar River near Melattoor Village on October 22. The river was in spate due to incessant rainfall.

After the onset of the monsoon four days ago, four people were killed in Southern districts when they were struck by lightning.


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