A woman was killed in Mannady on Thursday after a portion of a wall of her house collapsed following heavy rainfall in Chennai.
Rain lashed Chennai city and the adjoining districts of Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram from midnight. Many arterial roads are inundated and normal life of residents have been affected.
At 4 a.m, while the victim Zarina Begam was sleeping in her tiled house, a wall collapsed and fell on her. She died on the spot. Police and Fire and Rescue service personnel retrieved the body and sent it to Government Hospital.
In several parts of city, traffic has been affected due to waterlogging. Electricity supply has also been affected in a few areas.