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Eight die, 12 hurt, in Chennai in Cyclone rain-related incidents

Eight people were killed, and 12 others sustained injuries in various Cyclone induced rain-related incidents in Chennai city, police said on Tuesday.

Chennai: Eight people were killed, and 12 others sustained injuries in various Cyclone induced rain-related incidents in Chennai city, police said on Tuesday.

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A police release on traffic updates said eight deaths were reported and 12 people were admitted to hospitals following incidents of drowning and electrocution.

It said a body of an unidentified man aged about 70 years, who was found dead at the platform near the Vaidyanathan flyover (H-5 New Washermenpet PS limits) was sent to Government Stanley Hospital.

Padmanaban (M/50), Senthurai, Natham, Dindigul district was electrocuted and died at loan square road, near Aavin Booth (B-2 Esplanade Police Station limits) and the body was sent to the Ragiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH).

In another incidnet, Murugan (M/35) died by fallen in Besant Nagar area, while the body of an unidentified woman aged about 60 years was found at Foreshore Estate Bus Depot and sent to Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH).

One Ganesan (M/70 years) of Thuraipakkam was electrocuted while walking on the road near his house at Selva Vinayagar Koil Street, Pandiyan Nagar, while Bharath (M/53 years) of Nochikuppam died due to compound wall collapse at Ellaiamman Kovil Street, Nochikuppam under the Marina Beach Police Station limits.

It said one Selvam (M/50), working as a Security in Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Choolaimedu was found dead in the rainwater inside the school campus and the body was sent to Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) Hospital and a 19-year-old youth, identified as Mirajul Islam of Assam who stayed at Kotturpuram Corporation School relief Centre died due to epilepsy today at 0200 hrs.

Apart from this, 12 people were admitted to various hospitals after they suffered injuries in various incidents across the city.

Meanwhile, three employees of LPG bunk generator room were rescued after container fell down in the nearby construction pit.

Three employees of the bunk were rescued so far and NDRF has joined in the operation along with Fire and rescue services department officials.

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