A 4-year-old boy died in Tirupati district after a wall fell, C Nagaraju, government director of the state’s catastrophe administration authority mentioned, whereas 4 folks have been killed in neighbouring Tamil Nadu state on Monday, officers mentioned.
In Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai, a significant electronics and manufacturing hub, floodwaters swept away automobiles and submerged a runway, triggering the shutdown of one among India’s busiest airports till Tuesday morning.
Photos in native media confirmed grounded planes with submerged wheels. The rains and winds additionally snapped energy strains and uprooted timber, officers mentioned.
Taiwan’s Foxconn and Pegatron halted Apple iPhone manufacturing at their amenities close to Chennai as a consequence of heavy rains, sources aware of the matter instructed Reuters on Monday.
In December 2015, floods in Tamil Nadu killed at the very least 290 folks and precipitated widespread injury.