13/11/2015 4:43 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Around 40 People Dead Due To Incessant Rain In Tamil Nadu

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Indian men make their way on a flooded street in Chennai on November 9, 2015 following heavy rain from an approaching cyclonic system off the coast. Indian meteorological authorities have issue issued a cyclone alert for the Bay of Bengal coast in Tamil Nadu. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CHENNAI -- Heavy rains in coastal parts of Tamil Nadu over the last few days have left around 40 people dead.

On Tuesday, there was a respite from rain in coastal parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after a deep depression, which had intensified over the Bay of Bengal region, made a landfall near Puducherry.

Incessant rains and heavy winds have been battering the state for the last few days. Heavy rains inundated many areas in Chennai, throwing normal life out of gear.

Earlier, the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) had advised fishermen not to venture into sea along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu coasts.

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