New Delhi : Raising concern over incessant rain which has thrown the normal life out of gear in Chennai, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the incessant rains in the city have become a “cause for worry”.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul said “The incessant rains in Chennai have become a cause for worry. Requesting our brothers & sisters in the state to follow all safety measures Take care, #chennai,”
At least 14 people have lost their lives due to the incessant rains across Tamil Nadu according to Kumar Jayanth, principal secretary of the revenue department.
The overnight downpour has also led to heavy waterlogging in the capital city of Chennai. Flight operations were also hampered at the Chennai airport till 1800 hrs.
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rain is caused by a depression in Bay of Bengal, which is moving towards Tamil Nadu. It will continue to move west-northwestwards and cross the region between north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts around Chennai by Thursday evening.