Five people from the same family died in Krishnagiri district on Wednesday night, after their house collapsed due to rains.
The deceased include two women and three children. They have been identified as Radha, (65), her daughter Pushpa, (35) and three grandchildren, Vasanth Kumar, (15), Bhagvathi, (13) and Mullai, (8).
The incident happened on Wednesday night when all of them were sleeping and the walls of the house collapsed.
The fire rescue team was informed about the incident and the bodies were sent for post-mortem at the Krishnagiri government hospital.
On Wednesday morning, the temporary bridge on the Pidhuru rivulet in Shantipuram mandal on the Madanpalle – Krishnagiri national highway was washed away, due to heavy rainfall which led to a traffic jam.
According to a report, Krishnagiri has received surplus rains in July and August with most of the dams reaching above 60% of their total level.
The state has received the highest rainfall during southwest monsoon since 1996. About 32 districts in the state have recorded 30% excess rain this monsoon and Chennai has received 15% excess rain, reported The Times of India.