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269 dead in Tamil Nadu, 54 in AP

269 dead in Tamil Nadu, 54 in AP
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The heaviest rains in Tamil Nadu in over a century and floods have left 269 people dead, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, describing the situation as \"alarming\".

People rescued from the flood-hit areas of Chennai walking out of IAF aircraft C-17 on arrival at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on Thursday

New Delhi The heaviest rains in Tamil Nadu in over a century and floods have left 269 people dead, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, describing the situation as "alarming".

The minister also told the Lok Sabha that 54 people had been killed in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and two in Puducherry. "There are no two opinions that the situation in Tamil Nadu is alarming. It is not an exaggeration to say that Chennai has turned into an island," Singh said. He said all highways leading to Chennai were closed.

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