Chennai News Live updates: A landslide at Bargur in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu cut off the town from 32 villages, news agency PTI reported. Boulders and mud fell on the ghat road affecting traffic between Anthiyur in Erode district of Tamil Nadu and Mysore in Karnataka State via Bargur, according to revenue officials. The officials of the Highways Department and the Forest Department cleared the debris.
Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Department (RMC) has issued a red alert in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Ranipet districts for November 18, Thursday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places over Kanyakumari district till tomorrow. All the educational institutions have been given holidays. The average rainfall in Tamil Nadu on Sunday was 109.53 mm.
In another news, two persons were injured and several feared trapped after a two-storeyed building collapsed following an explosion of a stock of firecrackers and chemicals, at Nehruji Nagar near Sivakasi, on Monday. Police said the explosion took place around 3 pm in one of the houses on the ground floor of the building.
As a precautionary measure to eradicate waterborne diseases in areas that are flooded due to heavy rains in the city in the past few days, Tamil Nadu health department, in association with Greater Chennai Corporation, has set up mobile medical units. Health Minister Ma Subramanian launched the scheme at flooded areas like Pulithivakkam, Senganiyamman Koil in the Sholinganallur constituency on Monday. He said that through the scheme, medicines would be delivered to people at their doorstep. Through the state’s flagship programme ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam’, 37,43,015 people have been benefitted, he said.
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