Chennai, Aug 19 (PTI) Highlights from the southern region at 5 pm.
MDS2 PD-VIRUS-CASES Six more die of coronavirus in Pondy; toll mounts to 129 Puducherry: Six more people, including a 26-year-old woman succumbed to COVID-19 while 368 fresh infections were recorded in Puducherry, taking the overall tally to 8,762.
MES1 TN-NEET-GIRL-SUICIDE Fear of NEET exam leads girl to commit suicide in TN Coimbatore: Fear of upcoming NEET examination has allegedly led a girl student to commit suicide at her residence here, police said.
MES3 KA-FLOODS Two swept away, one killed in house collapse as rain and flood fury continues in Karnataka Bengaluru: Two people, including a 16-year-old-girl, were swept away and a man was killed when a house collapsed in rain and flood related incidents in different parts of Karnataka, officials said. PTI ROH ROH