17 persons have died after a wall fall down in a village in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore due to heavy rain. The 20-foot high compound wall collapsed on several houses at around 5:30 am today while the people were sleeping. The Government has promised to provide a relief of Rs 4 lakh for the families of those who killed in the Coimbatore wall collapse. Rain continues to hammer parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. A warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall has been put out in several towns. Schools and colleges will remain closed in Chennai and Tuticorin, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram due to rain.