TN rain: death toll reaches 20

TN rain: death toll reaches 20

Life was affected in south Tamil Nadu as incessant thundershowers  continue to occur  on Tuesday with weather officials predicting more downpour in the next  two days  due to low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal.

With northeast monsoon rains already claiming 17 lives, three persons including an 11-year-old boy died due to rain related incidents on Tuesday.

Two people were drowned in flood water in Theni district while the boy died due to electrocution when he came in contact with a live wire in Poonamali area near Chennai.

"Low pressure now lies over Malay peninsula and adjoining Andaman sea. Under this influence, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over South Tamil Nadu during the next 48 hours", deputy director general of meteorology Dr S Balachandran said on Tuesday evening.

According to him, delta districts such as Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Erode and Thanjavur received heavy rains during the last 24 hours.

Chennai, which was battered by heavy rains during the last two days, received respite from downpour with schools, colleges and other educational institutions opened.

Met official said the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy in the city during the next 48 hours. One or two spells of rain or thundershowers are likely to occur. Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 28 and 24 degree Celsius respectively.

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