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In pictures: Chennai flooding

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image captionTamil Nadu has been struggling to cope with flooding caused by the heaviest rainfall in a century
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image captionMore than 260 people have been killed in the flooding
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image captionAbout 7,000 people have been rescued so far by the army and the National Disaster Response force
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image caption"There are people who haven't eaten for days. They have seen their possessions float away from the house," said an eyewitness
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image captionChennai, with a population of 9.6 million, was completely unprepared for the deluge
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image captionThe federal weather office has predicted two more days of torrential rain
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image captionThe region's biggest airport and large parts of Chennai city were submerged
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image captionPower supply was erratic after the city turned off electricity to prevent deaths by electrocution
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image captionThe government has set up 97 relief camps to provide food and shelter for about 62,000 people
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image captionPrime Minister Narendra Modi said he was "pained by the devastation" he had seen

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