At least 15 people have died after a compound wall collapsed and damaged three houses in Nadoor Kannappan Layout in Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu on Monday morning following heavy rain in the region. The rescue operation is underway.
The MeT department has forecast widespread rains across Tamil Nadu in the coming days.
Meanwhile, following heavy rainfall, schools in seven districts and colleges in three districts have been shut. Several flights have been delayed while train service is also affected. Five teams from the State Disaster Relief Force has been kept on stand by.
More details awaited …