Chennai, Tamil Nadu: As heavy rainfall has wreaked havoc across the state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is one of the worst affected in the situation where people are struggling to cope with the flood like situation. A newly constructed wall collapsed in the Kanathur area, East Coastal Road, Chennai, this morning killing Two people died. One person was critically injured in the incident. The deceased are residents of Jharkhand. Kanathur Police are investigating the matter.
The video showed a newly constructed structure partially damaged. A Part of the roof of the structure could be seen reduced to rubble in the video that has surfaced.
Cyclone 'Michaung' fast approaching Tamil Nadu coast
Cyclone 'Michaung' is expected to make landfall tonight in Southern Andhra Pradesh and the North coast of Tamil Nadu several parts of Chennai continue to receive heavy rainfall with very strong wind. Normal life has been affected due to heavy rainfall in Chennai that has caused massive waterlogging in parts of the city.
In another video that has surfaced giving a sense of the flood like situation in Tamil Nadu, cars could be seen partially submerged and being speedily washed away while incessant rainfall continued.
section 144 of the IPC imposed in coastal areas of Puducherry
Meanwhile, as cyclone Michaung is fast approaching the coast of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring full preparedness. Section 144 of the IPC has been imposed on the coastal areas close to the sea shore of Puducherry. The decision has been made to avoid any loss of life or property. District administration has announced that the movement of everyone on the coastal areas near the sea-shore has been prohibited from 7 p.m. on December 3 until 6 p.m. on December 5.
Officials: movement near coastal areas prohibited
A circular issued by the District Magistrate of Puducherry stated, "The movements of all persons on the coastal areas close to the sea shore of Puducherry, shall be prohibited from 19:00 hours on 3/12/2023 to 6:00 hours on 5/12/2023"
"Any person violating this order shall be liable to be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine or both", the official notice stated.
With inputs from ANI