• The very severe cyclonic storm, 'Thane', crossed the Tamil Nadu coast, leaving 11 persons dead and causing extensive damage to Cuddalore and the neighbouring Union Territory of Puduchery which remained cut-off from the nearby districts of the state.    
  • Five persons died in Cuddalore in incidents of wall collapse and electrocution, officials said. A 45-year old man of Vanarampet village in Puducherry died in a house collapse.