Tirunelveli (TN), Apr 15 (PTI) Rain accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning lashed the district since late last night, claiming the life of a 48-year old man.

Mariappan, sitting in the backyard of his house, was struck dead by lightning near Kangaikondan, police said today.

Tenkasi recorded 25 mm of rainfall while Aaykudi recorded 23 mm, officials said.

Villiyur, Radhapuram, Kalakadu and Western Ghats received heavy rain. The Courtallam Falls received copious water-flow.

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