12 more people have been killed in incidents of drowning and wall-collapse between November 11 and 15, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said as she also took stock of the situation at a review meeting with her cabinet colleagues and officials.


    
Condoling the death of the victims, she announced a relief of Rs four lakh each to their families. 71 people have died in rail related incidents so far.
    
Normal life has been hit in Tamil Nadu as incessant rains led to inundation of large areas and authorities have shut down educational institutions. The weather office forecast heavy downpour in the next three days in the state, Puducherry and coastal Andhra Pradesh.


    
Overnight rains pounded Chennai and its suburbs, giving citizens a harrowing time. Subways at T Nagar and Saidapet in the city were inundated, resulting in their closure. The District Administration had declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the wake of the heavy downpour that had severely affected roads.

Read more on Tamil Nadu rainfall:

>> Puducherry lashed by heavy rains; educational institutions to remain closed

>>Rains pound Tamil Nadu, IMD forecasts heavy downpour in next three days

 

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