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Torrential rains inundate Tamil Nadu

Thousands leave their homes, airlines suspend flights into flooded airport

People moving to safer places through a flooded road. No deaths were reported and the extent of damage would only become clear when the floodwaters receded, an official said.


THE heaviest rainfall in over a century has caused massive flooding across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting car factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed