Deep depression crosses Puducherry shore

Chennai: The deep depression that was over the Bay of Bengal crossed the Puducherry coast on Monday evening affecting normal life, said the India Meteorological Department.
According to the Tamil Nadu government, five people lost their lives due to rains.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa announced a solatium of Rs.4 lakh for the families of the five people.
According to the weather department, rains are expected in many districts of Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile, wind at a speed of 45-55 km per hour was blowing across Cuddalore.
Supply of power in Cuddalore, which was cut in the morning, was being restored, the government said.