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Severe Floods In Tamil Nadu, Over 150 Dead

PTI 06 Dec 2010, 11:31:37 IST
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Chennai:  A fresh low pressure trough in the Bay of Bengal is giving no respite to the rain battered Tamilnadu where a flood-like situation prevails in majority of the coastal districts.

All the reserviors in the state are full and there has been enormous damage to crops.

Schools in eleven districts including Chennai, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Trichy will remain closed on Monday.

Heavy rain is expected in again in many northern districts of Tamil Nadu. Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea.

Meanwhile, the death toll in rain related incidents in Tamil Nadu has crossed one hundred and fifty.

A majority of deaths were due to electrocution, wall collpases, lightning and drowning in flood waters. More than 1,500 head of cattle have perished in the rains. PTI