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Monday, October 30, 2006

Heavy rain claims a life in Tuticorin

Valliammal (65) was washed away when she tried to cross a jungle stream near Pasuvanthanai, along with Lakshmanan (42) and Poovammal (65), on Saturday night. The other two managed to escape.

All the three were returning home after witnessing Skanda Sashti festival at Lord Subramanyaswamy temple in Tiruchendur.

Meanwhile, the district received a total of 110.3 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Following is the rainfall recorded (in mm) at various rain gauge stations: Tiruchendur — 4; Kayalpattinam - 7; Kulasekarapattinam - 10; Kovilpatti-36; Kazhugamalai — 5.2; Maniyachi - 6; Keezha Arasadi - 6; Sattankulam - 16; Srivaikundam - 3.9; and Tuticorin Harbour — 16.2.

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