Rain Fury Lashes Out Tamil Nadu, Death Toll Rises 95

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Chennai: The death toll has now risen to 95 in the state. From Karnataka to Puducherry, the rain fury continued to hit other parts of southern India as well.

Popular places across Chennai, like the Marina Beach, remained flooded after the incessant rainfall. Rainfall of 24 cm was recorded in Chennai till 5:30 on Monday morning.

While schools and colleges remain shut, suburban train services have been disrupted as well. The state government has evacuated people living in low lying areas.

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Met officials had earlier said that a low pressure trough had formed in the south east Bay of Bengal and it could intensify into a depression.

The prices of vegetables have also soared following the rains and thunderstorms. While tomato price has touched Rs 100 per kg, the price of ladyfinger has also gone up by 50%.

The heavy rains have weakened the wall around the lake as the water level continues to rise, threatening to wash away the entire Narayanapuram panchayat, including 130 acres of paddy land.

Meanwhile, persistent rain in Bengaluru on Monday forced the umpires to call off the play for the second consecutive day of the test match between India and South Africa.

Puducherry has also failed to escape the rain fury with over 11 cm rain in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Monday. All schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal regions remained shut due to the rains.