Chennai, December 3: All the schools in Sivaganga district will remain closed as the district administration has declared holiday due to heavy rainfall in the area. Tamil Nadu is reeling under heavy rains and more than 25 people have lost their lives in rain related incidents. On Monday, at least 17 people lost their lives in a wall collapse incident in Coimbatore as heavy rains continue to lash Tamil Nadu for the past few days. The incident took place in Nadur village. Tamil Nadu Rains: 17 Dead After Wall Collapses in Coimbatore, Holiday Declared in Schools in Chennai & Other Districts as IMD Predicts More Rainfall.

The state government has announced compensation of Rs four lakh each to families of those who have lost their lives in wall collapse.

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A red alert has been sounded in Tamil Nadu and union territory Puducherry. As several areas of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring UT are waterlogged due to heavy downpour, holiday has been declared in schools and colleges in Chennai and Tuticorin, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram. Tamil Nadu Rains: Delta Districts Hit by Heavy Showers, IMD Predicts More Downpour in Next Two Days.

Nearly 1,000 people have been accomodated in relief camps in Tuticorin, Cuddalore and Tirunelveli districts as the North-East monsoon intensifies in the state. The districts of Tuticorin, Cuddalore and Tirunelveli have been lashed by rains and normal life has come to a halt. Low-lying areas in Chennai and nearby Chenglepet and Kancheepuram districts were also affected by the rains.

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