Four persons were washed away in flash floods on Saturday.

The victims were identified as M. Malarkodi (27), her son M. Jayavel (5), daughter M. Kokila (2) and Kamatchi (20), a neighbour. The incident occurred when they were crossing the swollen Korai Aru to reach Vandagapadi village on the Kalvarayan Hills.

Owing to heavy rain on the hills the water level in the stream rose.

Meanwhile, Rural Industries Minister P. Mohan, accompanied by District Collector V. Sampath, District Revenue Officer R. Brindadevi and Revenue Divisional Officer P. Rajasekaran and handed over the monetary compensation of Rs 1.50 lakh each to the kin of the victims.