SRIVILLIPUTHUR, Tamil Nadu -- Eight people are feared dead, with another 200 people stranded, after a flash flood struck a forest river near Bhadrairuppu in the Virudhunagar district on Sunday night.
Heavy rains led to the flash flood, which has also severely hampered rescue operations.
Thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the state had travelled to the the Saduragiri temple to perform rituals on Amavasi day.
According to reports, fire service personnel have been rushed to the spot to rescue those trapped.
Two bodies have reportedly been retrieved from the area.