Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

Chennai rains: At least five dead after heavy downpour

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 9th November, 2021 04:11:47 PM
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At least five people have died after heavy showers triggered severe flooding in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The state's capital, Chennai, is severely affected as officials have evacuated hundreds of people from their homes, reports BBC.

This is the heaviest rainfall in the city since 2015.

Officials say more rain is expected in the next two days and it could trigger further flooding in low-lying areas.

Local media footage showed uprooted trees and cars submerged as water quickly rose to block roads.

Although Chennai is frequently hit with heavy rains this time of the year, experts say unchecked development and bad urban planning leads to the destruction and chaos. Climate change caused by global warming has also contributed to the problem, making extreme rainfall more likely and more frequent.