Chennai Rain News highlights: Schools and colleges in Chennai will remain closed on Friday as India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts heavy rainfall in the city and parts of Tamil Nadu. Schools and colleges in Thirvallur district too will remain closed. The Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai has issued a red alert for Chennai, Thiruvallur, and Kanchipuram. Heavy rain in Tamil Nadu is predicted by the weather department till November 13th.
According to the latest bulletin, a low-pressure area over the Southwest Bay of Bengal off the coast of Sri Lanka persists and it is likely to become more intense in the next 24 hours. “It is likely to move northwestwards towards the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts till the morning of November 12. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and move across Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and Kerala on November 12 and 13,” the bulletin read.
Meanwhile, five people are feared dead and over 10 others injured in a blast at a firecracker unit near Tirumangalam in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district Thursday, police said. The number of casualties is likely to increase, said the Fire and Rescue Services personnel who are at spot carrying out rescue operations. Also, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been conducting searches at 40 locations across Tamil Nadu in connection with its ongoing probe into October 23 Coimbatore LPG cylinder explosion that took place in a car.
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