June 25, 2018

Fresh rain worsen flood in Chennai, India

Fresh rains have caused serious flood in the southern Indian city of Chennai , with flights and trains suspended and hundreds of people without power.

The army has been deployed to rescue thousands of stranded people after two days of heavy rains.

At least 188 people are now known to have died in floods in Tamil Nadu state since last month.

A depression in the Bay of Bengal has triggered rains in coastal areas.

Last month, non-stop rain for nearly a week brought the city to a standstill.

Two days of fresh rains have again led to massive flooding, so much so that flights from the city’s airport have been indefinitely suspended after flood waters entered the runway and tarmac areas on Tuesday evening.

Reports say some 400 passengers are stranded at the airport, and a number of flights have been cancelled.
More than a dozen trains have also been cancelled after flood waters inundated the tracks.

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