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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 19:47 IST

Tamil Nadu Rains: Holiday tomorrow for schools, colleges in Tirunelveli; Exams postponed

Tamil Nadu Rains: A holiday has been announced in all schools and colleges of Tirunelveli district December 20th.

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Heavy rainfall in Chennai causes massive waterlogging in several parts of the city | Image:ANI
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New Delhi: In the wake of incessant rainfall, a holiday has been announced in all schools and colleges of Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, December 20th. The exams that were to be held are also postponed, news agency ANI reported quoting District Collector, Tirunelveli as saying. 

Earlier on Monday, the Tamil Nadu government had declared a holiday for all schools, colleges, private institutions, banks and financial institutions in Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and Tenkasi districts owing to the downpour.

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For the unversed, it has been raining continuously since Sunday morning in Kovilpatti, Ettayapuram, Vilathikulam, Kalugumalai, Kayathar, Kadambur, Vembar, Surangudi, and other areas of Thoothukudi district. Due to this heavy rain, the rivers and lakes around Kovilpatti reached their full capacity and the water is overflowing from the lakes.

As the rainwater started flowing out of the river in the Koosalipatti and Inam Maniyachi areas, sandbags and JCB machines were used to stop the water. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said that he has instructed party cadres from the rain-affected districts to assist in the ongoing relief work. 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 16:48 IST

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