President Pranab Mukherjee hopes Tamil Nadu people will overcome flood tragedy with dignity

New Delhi(PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives and damage to infrastructure in Chennai and several others parts of Tamil Nadu due to heavy rains.

Pranab Mukherjee

“Saddened by loss of human lives & serious damage to infrastructure in Chennai due to heavy rains,” President Mukherjee said in his tweet.

Saddened by loss of human lives & serious damage to infrastructure in Chennai due to heavy rains

“My prayers and good wishes are with the people of Tamil Nadu during this difficult time,” he added.

My prayers and good wishes are with the people of Tamil Nadu during this difficult time

He expressed confidence that the people of Tamil Nadu will overcome the tragedy with “fortitude and dignity”.

Confident the people of Tamil Nadu will overcome this tragedy with fortitude and dignity

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa also conducted an aerial survey of flood affected areas of Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallu.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will also make a statement in the Parliament on the current flood situation in Chennai.

Meanwhile, the death toll in rain related incidents in the state has crossed 200. The rescue operation by the NDRF teams is in full swing.