VILLUPURAM: With the district continuing to experience incessant rains, three more fatalities were reported from the district.
Alliammal (70), a farmer from Chinnakuppam village went to her farmland near a canal (Nari Odai), on Sunday. On her way back home, she slipped and fell into the canal. Her body was recovered about 500 m away from her farmland.
On information, the Valavanur Police came to the spot and sent the body to Government Mundiyambakkam Hospital for postmortem.
Moorthy (40) of Chinnakallipattu, a brick kiln worker, had gone to attend nature’s call on Sunday morning. But his body was later found floating in a clay pit in the village. Valavanur Police recovered the body and sent it for postmortem.
Veeramma (60), a widow staying in a partially damaged house in Dalit colony in Aanaivari village, was found dead inside the house on Sunday. Thiruvennainallur Police sent the body to the Government Mundiyambakkam Hospital for autopsy.
A large number of thatched roof houses were also damaged in various parts of the district in the rains.
The district administration has declared Monday a holiday for schools and colleges in Villupuram.
Speaking to reporters, Collector M Lakshmi advised the public to be cautious while crossing waterbodies and asked them to drink hot water to prevent an outbreak of viral diseases.