Boy who was washed away in drain retrieved

July 04, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 03:59 am IST - Salem

The body was found in a canal at Kichipalayam

A vehicle pass through a waterlogged road in Erode on Tuesday.M. GOVARTHANM_GOVARTHAN

A vehicle pass through a waterlogged road in Erode on Tuesday.M. GOVARTHANM_GOVARTHAN

The body of Mohamaad Azad of Narayanan Nagar in the city who was washed away in a storm water drain was retrieved from the Rajavaikkal at Kichipalayam on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old boy was returning home along with his relatives on a two-wheeler late Sunday evening when it was raining heavily.

He slipped into the overflowing drainage channel and was washed away.

Azad’s body was found floating in the Rajavaikkal. His body was found caught in the garbage.

The locals informed the police, who along with the corporation staff rushed to the spot and retrieved the body.

Later, it was sent to the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital for postmortem.

R. Sukumar, District Revenue Officer, visited the hospital and handed over a cheque of Rs. four lakh under the disaster relief fund to the parents of the victim.

Rain continues

Meanwhile, various parts of Salem and Namakkal districts experienced widespread rain for the second consecutive day. The city experienced rain for about two hours and inundated many low lying ares.

Rainfall recorded

Mettur recorded the maximum rainfall of 38.6 mm. in the last 24 hours that ended at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by Anaimaduvu 25 mm.; Attur 19.6 mm.; Salem 19 mm.; Kariyakovil 15 mm.; Karaiyampatti 15 mm.; Thammampatti 10.4 mm.; Sankagiri 10 mm.; Yercaud 8.2 mm.; Vazhappadi and Edappadi 8 mm. each; Gangavlli 5.2 mm.; Omalur 4.2 mm. and P. N. Palayam 4 mm.

Medical camps

Special medical teams from the 16 urban primary health centres attached to the Salem Corporation conducted special medical camps in the rain-affected areas to prevent the spreading of communicable diseases.

According to a statement from Corporation Commissioner R.Sadheesh more than 10,000 men, women and children were screened and treated in the camps held in the localities including Jagir Ammapalayam; Maruthi nagar; Arumuga nagar cross streets; Ambedkar nagar; Panchanthangi lake; Rajaram nagar; Pachapatti and Sathia nagar.

Mr. Satheesh said special camps will be continued in the affected areas in the evening hours.

District Collector Rohini R. Bhajibhakare visited the medical camp at Rajaram nagar.


Various parts of Namakkal district also experienced intermittent showers for a major part of Monday night. Rasipuram got the maximum of 36 mm. rainfall in the last 24 hours that ended at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by Namakkal town 34 mm.; Erumapatti 30 mm.; Sendamangalam 24 mm.; Paramathivelur 20 mm.; Mohanur 18 mm.; Puduchathiram 15 mm.; Kumarapalayam 14.2 mm.; Mangalapuram 12 mm. and Tiruchengode 10 mm.


Staff Reporter adds:

The Dharmapuri district also experience heavy rain on Monday night.

Dharmapuri received maximum rainfall of 48mm, followed by Paapireddypatti 18.20mm, Harur 9 mm, Palacodde 5 mm, Pennagaram - 6.50mm, Hogenakkal 6 mm recording a total rainfall of 92.70mm in the district.

The few hours of heavy rain flooded streets in Dharmapuri town.

The drains overflowed making commuters arduous for the late evening traffic.

Krishnagiri also recorded heavy rain throughout the night.

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