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Death toll from monsoon rains in TN rises to 34

PTI | | Updated on: Oct 25, 2012

The Tamil Nadu Government today said 14 persons have been killed in rain-related incidents since October 20, taking the toll to 34 since the onset of the North-East monsoon last week.

In a statement here, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said 14 persons were killed since October 20. She has announced Rs 2.5 lakh as relief to each to the families of victims who died in incidents such as lightning strikes and wall collapse in Cuddalore and Villupuram districts, among others.

The North-East monsoon has been vigorous over Tamil Nadu for the past few days, bringing in copious rains in most parts of the state, including the Cauvery delta region, raising hopes of a good water situation in the wake of a deficient South-West monsoon.

Published on October 25, 2012
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