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Chennai floodwaters recede as rain eases

Floodwaters have started receding from parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras), hours after it experienced a respite from rain.

More than 7,000 people have been rescued so far, but many are still stranded, reports say.

Shops and markets have opened and people are queuing up to buy food and fuel, although there are shortages of essentials supplies such as milk.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 04 Dec 2015
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