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Coimbatore

25 tribal families displaced, given shelter in relief camps due to rains

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : A total of 80 members of 25 tribal families were displaced and given shelter in relief camps, after rain waters entered their settlement last night of Saturday on the city outskirts.

As the city and surroundings experienced moderate to heavy rains, accompanied with thunder and lightning, the waters entered into the houses of tribals in Pachinampathi, necessitating to shift them to relief camps around midnight, official sources said.

Hearing about the incident, Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration minister, S P Velumani, along with senior district officials, including Collector, T N Hariharan visited the camp on Sunday morning and distributed relief materials and necessary food to those in the temporary camps.

The minister directed the concerned department to construct 80 houses in the settlement and hand over to those who lost their homes in the rain.

He also asked PWD officials to repair the damaged roads in warfootingand also to supply safe drinking water to the habitats.

Velumani also instructed to construct a protection wall so that the rain water does not no enter the habitats in future, the sources said.

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