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Heavy rain triggers minor landslips in the Nilgiris

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Services hit: A minor landslip triggered by heavy rain on the Achanakkal-Ooty Road on Wednesday night. — Photo: D. Radhakrishnan
Services hit: A minor landslip triggered by heavy rain on the Achanakkal-Ooty Road on Wednesday night. — Photo: D. Radhakrishnan

The torrential rains overnight triggered minor landslips in some parts of the Nilgiris. The rainfall which started late on Wednesday night, turned into a downpour and continued on Thursday.

While Coonoor recorded 81 mm, Kundah received 62 mm, Ketti: 53, Geddhai: 51, Burliar: 39 and Ooty: 20.

Official sources told The Hindu that trees were uprooted in a few places like Old Aruvankadu. Though major damage was not reported from any part of the district an old building at Alwarpet in Coonoor collapsed.

Train services on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) have been hit. Due to a landslip on the track near Runnymede the train proceeding to Mettupalayam from Ooty was stopped and brought back to Coonoor. The passengers were sent by bus to Mettupalayam. Railway sources said that the Mettupalayam-Ooty service on Friday has been cancelled.

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