Sudden flood in Kortala waterfall.. 5 people were swept away by water.. 2 women died- Tragedy

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oi-Nantha Kumar R

Published: Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:30 [IST]

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Tenkasi: Tourists were bathing in the main waterfall of Courtalam in Tenkasi district when there was a sudden flood last night. Among them, 5 people were swept away in the water and 2 women, including one from Chennai, died miserably.

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The season has started in Courtalam of Tenkasi district due to southwest monsoon. People come from different districts of Tamil Nadu and other states to enjoy the Glugulu season.

People who come like this take a bath in the gushing water of Koortala main waterfall, Aindaruvi, Old Koortalaam, Puliyaruvi and other waterfalls.

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Flooding at Koorala Falls

Flooding at Koorala Falls

In this case, it has been raining extensively in the Western Ghats for the past few days. It rained heavily yesterday evening. Due to this the flow of water in the Kural falls increased. It turned into a flash flood around 7pm. Especially the amount of water that fell in the main waterfall increased. As a result, the police asked those who bathed in the waterfall to leave.

Five who were swept away by the flood

Five who were swept away by the flood

Meanwhile, 5 people got caught in the flood unexpectedly. 5 people including 4 women were dragged into the water. The shocked tourists shouted at this. After that, the people present there, including the police, acted urgently and rescued 3 people, including 2 women, safely. However, 2 people could not be rescued immediately.

2 people died including one from Chennai

2 people died including one from Chennai

Firefighters rushed to the scene. Police and firemen joined forces to search for 2 people. 2 women were recovered as dead bodies. During the investigation, it was revealed that the deceased were Vijayakumar’s wife Mallika (46) from Perampur, Chennai and Kalavati (55), Rajaram’s wife from Panruti in Cuddalore district. Courtalam police have registered a case in this regard and are conducting serious investigation.

Intensive monitoring

Intensive monitoring

Following this, police surveillance has been intensified at Koortalam Main Waterfall, Old Koortalam Waterfall and Aindaruvi. It is planned to impose a tie for tourists to take a bath in the waterfall in advance in case of flood due to rain. And now police surveillance has been increased in the falls.

English summary

A sudden flood occurred last night while tourists were bathing in the main waterfall of Courtalam in Tenkasi district. Among them, 5 people were swept away in the water and 2 women, including one from Chennai, died miserably.

Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:30 [IST]


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