New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a tragic incident, at least 9 people were killed in Pernambet in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district on Friday when the house in which they were staying collapsed in incessant rainfall. The deceased include four women and four children and one man. The house collapsed when the family was fast asleep.

Fire and Rescue personnel and the police rushed to the spot and took out those injured. Eight people were injured in the accident and are being given medical aid at the Peranmbet Government hospital. The bodies are at the Peranmbet Government hospital for post-mortem. Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those who died in the incident.

The depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh early on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said and announced that the weather system will gradually weaken. It forecast more rains for the state and heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of AP and Karnataka.

Meanwhile, there was a let-up in rainfall in northern districts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry, especially on Friday morning, even as the IMD said the depression will gradually weaken into a well-marked low pressure in the next 12 hours.

Following heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh and resultant high flow of water between Tada and Sullurpetta, the Southern Railway announced cancellation--both full and partial-- of various trains, besides diverting some others.


(With Agencies Inputs)

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan