India’s Rescue Efforts Continue After Heavy Rains Torment Chennai

December 3, 2015 12:28 PM

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India’s Rescue Efforts Continue After Heavy Rains Torment Chennai

New Delhi — Rescue operations continued on Thursday in the southern Indian city of Chennai and surrounding areas after torrential rains lashed the area on Wednesday, nearly submerging the airport and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi traveled to Chennai to assess the flooding on Thursday, as the death toll reached 269 in the surrounding state of Tamil Nadu, said the home minister, Rajnath Singh, in an address to Parliament.

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