Officials on Thursday seized over 150 discarded tyres heaped on roadside at Kailasapuram in Tirunelveli Junction.

Led by Food Inspector, Tirunelveli Corporation A.R. Sankaralingam, the team confiscated the rubber products as they were serving as a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes. “As the vector-borne diseases are dangerous as the water-borne diseases, we seized the tyres, which were taken to the Ramaiyanpatti garbage dumping yard,” said Mr. Sankaralingam. The action prevented the possible burning of these materials during ‘bhogi' that falls on Friday.

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