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TOWARDS SAFETY: People living near Kaatchi Mandapam being moved to safer places. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen
TOWARDS SAFETY: People living near Kaatchi Mandapam being moved to safer places. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen

Staff Reporter

Breaches in several tanks located close to residential areas

TIRUNELVELI: Over 3,000 houses in several parts of the district were marooned as rain continues to wreck havoc on Wednesday.

Several tanks located close to residential areas breached due to substantial influx triggered by intermittent rain.

After Thiruppanikarisalkulam, Thulukkarkulam and Muththankulam breached this afternoon, more than 200 houses in MGR Nagar and Narikorava's Colony were marooned even as 12 houses at Thiruththu collapsed.

The affected people have been housed at Kamaraj Corporation Higher

Secondary School, Pettai.

As water was flowing over Vazhukkodai and flooded the main road, residents of Koolakkadai Street, Saaliyar Street, Sarojini Street and

Big Street, all around Kaatchi Mandapam, were affected. Floodwater entered several houses and the residents were moved to safer places.

The City Police Commissioner, G. Uma Ganapathi Sastry, and others have camped at the town to monitor the rescue operations.

Fire and Rescue Services personnel could be seen evacuating people.

As almost all the tanks, including Kodankulam, Aasiriyankulam and Puthukkualm around Mukkoodal are overflowing.

All streets of Veeravanallur were flooded after Pettaikulam, Veetirunthaankulam and Maruthakulam breached. Several parts of Kallur, Kodaganallur and

Kondanagaram were marooned.

The Tamirabarani is in spate after the discharge from Papanasam dam was increased to 5,334 cusecs.

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