Rains continue in Tamil Nadu; toll climbs past 170

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Baku, November 25, AZERTAC

Showers continued to lash parts of Tamil Nadu, as death toll in the rain-related incidents mounted to 176 on Wednesday, even as the weatherman has forecast more rains in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Seven more deaths were reported from across the State since Tuesday, while there was a let up in rainfall in most areas of the State since Tuesday evening, including Chennai.

Five persons died on Tuesday while two deaths were reported on Wednesday.

The meteorological department said rains or thundershowers would occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep in the 24 to 48 hours starting 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

For Chennai and its neighbourhood, skies would be cloudy and there may be rain or thundershowers in some areas, it said.

Papanasam in Tiruneveli district received heavy rainfall of 10 cm, while Rameswaram, Cheranmahadevi and Coonoor received least rainfall of 1 cm each, the Met office said.

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