Amid protests by villagers of nearby Mettupalayam, forest department officials Saturday managed to rescue 26 wild boars which had fallen in an 100-foot deep well, police said.
With the Pilloor dam, near Mettupalayam in the district, likely to reach its full level of 100 feet by tonight, a flood alert has been sounded.
The body of a six-year-old girl, who was washed away in flash floods, following heavy rains near Mettupalayam last night, was recovered today.
Nilgiri Mountain Rail, which resumed its service today after 12 days, stopped half way, when a boulder fell on the track between Kallar and Hillgrove, putting the tourists into lot of hardship.
A 45-year-old woman was killed by an elephant in nearby Mettupalayam in the district on Friday, police said.
Passenger train services between Mettupalayam and Coonoor in the Nilgiris Mountain Rail sector have been cancelled for seven more days upto December 4 due to continued heavy rain and landslips.
41 BJP workers were arrested at Mettupalayam when they burnt the Pakistani flag to protest the recent killing of Indian jawans on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Coimbatore-Mettupalayam trains, which were hitherto running as specials, have been regularized and will run six days a week except Sundays from July 1.
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