The death toll from Indian Chennai’s widespread deluge, caused by Cyclone Michaung, has gone up to 17, police said, Report informs referring to The Indian Express.
While the hours-long heavy rain in the city stopped on Monday night, streets remained waterlogged.
Coastal Andhra Pradesh, meanwhile, saw massive downpour on December 5, after Cyclone Michaung made landfall in the state, between Nellore and Kavali. Authorities in the state have moved around 9,500 people from vulnerable areas into 211 relief camps across affected districts. No casualties were reported in Andhra Pradesh.
The 17 deaths that took place in Chennai since Monday were mostly due to drowning, electrocution, collapsing walls and falling trees. Several others were injured.