Heavy rains

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A 65-year-old woman, who was sleeping at her residence, drowned to death when water gushed into her house after heavy rains in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district on Friday.

Rangammal (65) of Ashokapuri was drowned to death at 1.30 a.m. According to district officials, this was due to the flooding in the Perumpallam canal and water entering around 75 houses in low-lying areas near the canal.

The body of the deceased Rangammal was sent to the Government Hospital at Erode for post-mortem.

In the morning, water also entered 200 houses in Rangamplaayam, Sathya Nagar, Moolapalayam, Senathipalayam and Cehittipalayam. People were shifted to relief camps set up by the district administration.

Many people complained that their household equipment was damaged as water entered their residences. Several people also complained of water entering shops and destroying material, including grains. Some shops selling electronic equipment, including television sets, refrigerators and other appliances, complained that sudden water flows into their shops have damaged these materials and demanded compensation from the district administration.

Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed many parts of the district, leading to the inundation of 275 houses.

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