Youth washed away in floods

Gopinath (35) of Ramachettipalayam was washed away near Arumugakavundanoor on Friday night while attempting to cross a causeway, near the Arumugakavundanoor tank, which was overflowing, on his two-wheeler.

Those who were waiting at the place for the waters to recede, and those who gathered there to witness the overflowing waters alerted the police and the Fire and Rescue Services personnel.

They recovered his two-wheeler around 100m away from the causeway.

They recovered his body around 200 m away from the causeway on Saturday morning.

The police said that Gopinath was working as a delivery boy for an LPG dealer.

Heavy rain continued to pound Coimbatore on Friday night too.

Sources said that a few check dams in and around Madukkarai, and compound walls of a few houses in Kovaipudur, were damaged.

R.S. Puram, North Coimbatore, Ukkadam, Podanur, Peelamedu, Kavundampalayam and several other parts of the city witnessed heavy rain. Railway underpasses and low lying areas were flooded.

The following is the rainfall recorded in the 24 hours ending 8 a.m. Saturday: Chinnakallar 67 mm, Cincona 63 mm, Valparai PAP 52 mm, Valparai Taluk Office 51 mm, Pollachi 6 mm, Mettupalayam 51.2 mm, Coimbatore South 24 mm, Sulur 29.2 mm, Peelamedu Airport 12.6 mm, TNAU 38 mm, Annur 45 mm, and Periyanaickenpalayam 18 mm.

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