Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu batter auto production in India's Detroit

December 2, 2015 9:04 AM

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CHENNAI Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu have battered one of the country's largest auto manufacturing hubs and forced plants to shut for the second time in less than a month, crippling production and deliveries from the region.

Ford (F.N), Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Nissan were among the automakers who told employees to stay home on Wednesday, as the heaviest rainfall in a century made it impossible to cross low-lying areas around the main city of Chennai.

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