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Puducherry’s iconic pier at Rock beach collapses due to high waves

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Puducherry’s iconic pier at Rock beach collapses due to high waves

Puducherry: The iconic pier at Puducherry’s Rock beach partially collapsed on Saturday night due to high waves as a result of deep depression over the Bay of Bengal. The pier, which was reportedly over 60 years old, has appeared in several movies, including the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Life of Pie.’

Also Read :- IMD forecasts predicts heavy rainfall and squally weather in these states for next 5 days.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved nearly southwestwards with a speed of about 07 kmph during the past six hours and lay centred over the same region, about 310 km north-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 260 km east-northeast of Nagappattinam, 270 km east-southeast of Puducherry.

“Depression over southwest BoB moved nearly southwestwards with a speed of about 07 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred over the same region, about 310 km north-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 260 km east-northeast of Nagappattinam, 270 km east-southeast of Puducherry,” said IMD in a tweet on Sunday.

The MeT department on Saturday said that deep depression weakened into a depression over the southwest Bay of Bengal, and it is likely to move southwestwards towards the north Tamil Nadu coast and weaken gradually into a well-marked low-pressure area during the next 24 hours.

The weather agency has also predicted light to moderate rainfall or thundershower at a few places with heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.

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