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Cyclone Mandous: 2 die of electrocution, 4 injured in roof collapse in Chennai

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In two separate incidents, two people died of electrocution and a family of 4 were injured after an asbestos roof collapsed on them due to heavy winds owing to Cyclone Mandous in Chennai.

Chennai,UPDATED: Dec 10, 2022 12:21 IST

Trees were uprooted in parts of Chennai due to strong winds owing to Cyclone Mandous. (Photo: India Today)

By Akshaya Nath, Pramod Madhav: Four members of a family suffered serious injuries after an asbestos roof collapsed on them due to heavy winds owing to Cyclone Mandous in Chennai last night.

The incident happened in Neruppumedu in the Saidapet area when a part of an under construction building collapsed and fell on the asbestos roof of a nearby dwelling. A family of four who were in the house were injured.

While two people were critically injured, the other two members sustained major injuries. All the four injured have been admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi government hospital in Chennai.

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In another incident, two people were electrocuted to death at Madipakkam in Chennai.

Due to strong winds owing to Cyclone Mandous, Lakshmi and her cousin Rajendran tried to sleep in a parking space in a nearby building as they were living in a thatched hut.

On the way, Lakshmi stepped on a cut live power wire. Her cousin tried to help her but both were electrocuted to death.


Cyclone Mandous made landfall late on Friday night crossing the coast in Tamil Nadu and wreaked havoc in Chennai and adjoining areas. Several trees were uprooted, electricity supply was disrupted and waterlogging was reported in low-lying areas.

According to the latest update by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Mandous has weakened into a deep depression over the North Tamil Nadu coast. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a depression by noon.

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