Heavy rain is continuing to lash Chennai, with severe flooding reported in many areas of the city.

Flooding in Chennai.
Flooding in Chennai.

More than 70 deaths have been reported since the flooding started last week, and heavy rains are predicted to continue across Tamil Nadu and the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Many streets are completely submerged and the flooding has been made worse by blocked storm drains, despite a major project to improve Chennai’s storm drainage in 2009. Many train services have been cancelled and roads remain impassable in many parts of the city. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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