CHENNAI:Three persons died, including two of electrocution after the rains, in accidents in different parts of the city on Thursday night.
Late on Thursday night, an elderly man climbing down the stairs on Kodambakkam flyover slipped and fell down the steps and was injured. He remained unattended because of the rains and died. On information, police moved the body to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.
After the family lodged a missing person complaint, the descriptions provided by the family matched the deceased. He was identified as Sukumaran (63), of Varadarajanpettai, Kodambakkam.
Sukumaran who was working in a temple in KK Nagar failed to come home on Thursday night though he informed his family that he had left the temple. The flight of stairs from Kodambakkam flyover where he fell down was hardly used by pedestrians at night and none bothered to check on him in the rains.
In another incident, a 40-year-old contract worker of TANGEDCO suffered a shock while attending a fault at Medambakkam. Police said a power failure call was diverted to Yuvaraj (40) who was electrocuted while attending to the fault.
A 23-year-old footwear shop staff Mohamed Iqbal (23) of Uttar Pradesh working in Parry’s corner died of electrocution after he stepped on stagnated water which was electrified by the underground power cable. Preliminary probe showed that the power cable was damaged. The power leaked as a result.