Chennai Rains: Chennai city of Tamil Nadu witnessed heavy rain on Tuesday night, leading to the deaths of two people. Some localities in the city and its outskirts areas were also inundated following the downpour.
Among the deceased, a man was electrocuted to death while a woman died after a wall collapsed on her.
The state government on Wednesday declared a rain holiday for educational institutions including schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Ranipet districts.
Although, there was some respite from the rain on Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more heavy rain at isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts.
The Chennai city received up to 126.1 mm rain from 8.30 am on Tuesday to 5.30 am on Wednesday.
The administration closed two subways in view of the rain. The rain also caused traffic congestion and slow movement of vehicles.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin also held an online meeting with top officials and instructed them to take swift action on complaints they are receiving.