theni – briefly

Fire in farm

Fire broke out in a sericulture farm on Friday in which a large number of properties were totally destroyed. According to Fire and Rescue Services personnel, the farm belonged to Dhandayuthapani of Pichampatti near here. Though the reason for the fire was not known immediately, the fire officers struggled for nearly three hours to put out the blaze because of strong wind. Rajadhani police have registered a case and are investigating.

Youth dies in accident

Manoharan, 23, son of Veeramani of Kallukatti near here died when he was allegedly hit by a speeding private college bus on Friday. Police said that when Manoharan was on his way from Natham to Sendurai on his two-wheeler, the bus which was coming on the opposite side hit him at Pappapatti Pass. He died on the spot.

Power shutdown

As the monthly maintenance work is to be undertaken at the Minukambatti substation, there will be no power supply in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16 (Monday): Iyermadam, Kurumbapatti, S. Kuttam, Asaripudur, S. Chukkampatti, Konnampatti, S.K. Pudur, Kottaimedu and V. Pudukottai and surrounding villages.

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