Chennai rains may have abated in the city today giving some relief from the skies to people tormented by the heavy downpour of the last three days, but floods on streets was exacerbated by the discharge of water last night from Chembarambakkam lake on the outskirts. Due to Chennai rains, for the first time in over 40 years, water has risen rapidly in the river breaching it and flooding the road and the Maraimalai Adigal bridge in Saidapet cutting the arterial Anna Salai (Mount Road), rendering it out of bounds for motorists. Chennai rains, floods: The death toll in the rains that have lashed the city and other parts of state has gone up to 269, officials said.
Here are the latest photos of the havoc caused by Chennai rains and the subsequent floods:
(Image Caption: A man moves to safe place from flooded Kotturpuram during heavy rains in Chennai (Image Source: PTI))