Two killed in floods as Kanyakumari receives heavy rain
Nagercoil: Two persons died in floods in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari District as it received heavy rains, following which flood warning was issued for people living on the banks of two rivers in the area on Sunday.
A 25-year-old engineer of a private hospital was swept away in flash floods while taking bath in Rajakamangalam Panri Vaykal (channel) and his body retrieved today, police said.
In another incident in the district, a 10-year-old boy was swept by flood waters after he fell into a channel while playing near his house in Marungoor, they said.
The district, adjoining Kerala, where the south-west monsoon is active, received heavy rains accompanied by strong wind and thunder. Kulasekaram and Tiruvattar towns were inundated.
Several low lying areas in this town were flooded cutting off traffic, and halting the movement of vehicles, police said. District authorities issued flood warning for Kuzhithurai and Sitraru rivers as both were in spate. PWD officials said various dams, including the Pechiparai Dam, were fast filling up.