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Compound wall of children’s park collapses due to rain

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Rain effect: Water gushing out from KRP dam in Krishnagiri on Tuesday. —
Rain effect: Water gushing out from KRP dam in Krishnagiri on Tuesday. —

Staff Reporter

KRP dam expected to reach its full height

KRISHNAGIRI: The heavy rain on Monday night resulted in water logging of National Highway in Hosur town. A few shops on Bagalur Road were inundated. Royakottai Road junction was also chocked resulting in hardships to the public.

Municipal employees were pressed into service to remove the silt in the drainage on Royakottai Road. Three people were injured in the lightning when they were washing their clothes in a lake at Kummalam Agraharam near the Karnataka border. The injured were A. Radhammal, her son A. Harish and Madhevammal. They have been admitted to a hospital at Anekkal in Karnataka.

Due to heavy rain accompanied with thunder and lightning, the compound wall of the children’s park in NGO colony Hosur collapsed on Monday night.

Hosur registered a maximum of 102 mm rainfall. Surrounding villages Mookandapalli, Nallur, Jhujhuwadi, Kothakondapalli, Andhiwadi and Onnalwadi also received good rain.

Border areas with Karnataka near Denkanikottai such as Unisenatham, Madhagondapalli also experienced heavy rain with thunder and lightning.

As there is heavy rain in the catchment areas of the KRP dam, it is expected that the dam will reach its full height of 52 ft on Tuesday night. As a precautionary measure, 1,500 cft of water per second was released by the PWD authorities. Flood warning has been given to the villages on the banks of the South Pennar under the KRP dam. People residing on the banks of the river have been asked to move to safer places.

Water level in the Kelevarapalli dam, near Hosur, reached 41 ft as against its full depth of 44 ft.

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