Cyclone Gaja, which made landfall near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam in the wee hours of November 16, has claimed left 45 lives across the state, according to a statement released by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The cyclone, which went on to affect many other districts, including Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Dindigul and Trichy, created a huge loss of property.
The CM had earlier announced a relief of Rs 10 lakh as solatium to the families of the people who lost their lives in the cyclone. The government of Tamil Nadu has also announced Rs 1 lakh to those who suffered serious injuries and Rs 25,000 for those who suffered normal injuries in the disaster.
According to the Times of India, four people were buried alive in Kodaikanal after the shelter in which they were sleeping crumbled due to a landslide due to rains of cyclone Gaja.
Here's a list of damages due to the cyclone in Tamil Nadu: