Heavy rain floods houses in Coonoor and Kotagiri

A revetment wall that collapsed on top of a motorcycle after heavy rain in the Nilgiris on Monday night.

A revetment wall that collapsed on top of a motorcycle after heavy rain in the Nilgiris on Monday night.   | Photo Credit: SpecialArrangement

Two motorcycles washed away near Queenshola in Kotagiri

Heavy rain in the Nilgiris on Monday night led to property damage and homes getting flooded in Coonoor and Kotagiri.

Police and fire and rescue service personnel said that two motorcycles were washed away in the rain near Queenshola in Kotagiri and a portion of a wall in a residential building collapsed. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, they said.

In separate incidents, a revetment wall collapsed on top of a car and a motorcycle at Singara Thoppu. The rain also led to water entering ten residences in the area, with people residing in the houses being moved to a marriage hall in the area to spend the night with more rain expected on Tuesday.

Average rainfall of 24.12mm was recorded across the Nilgiris till Tuesday morning, with Kotagiri, Kundah and Geddai receiving extremely heavy rainfall. The district administration announced that as the Geddai Dam had reached full storage capacity, around 130 cubic feet of water was released on Tuesday. People residing along the sides of rivers and streams further downstream, especially Mulli and Pilloor have been asked to move to safer locations.

Fire and rescue service personnel, as well as officials from the National Highways said that tree falls were also reported in many places.

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