Chennai rains: People fear 2015 deluge repeat as schools remain closed

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Chennai : Normal life was hit in Chennai and several parts of Tamil Nadu as the torrential rains returned on Friday evening after a brief respite in the day.

As several parts of the metropolis remained waterlogged, schools will be closed on Saturday and people were asked to stay home. The University of Madras and Anna University announced cancellation of their semester exams.

Tamil Nadu government appealed private companies including MNCs to allow their employees to work from home.

The death toll in rain-related incidents also mounted to eight in the state after a farmer on Friday was electrocuted while working in his fields.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami visited several water-logged parts of the city and said his government was working on a “war-footing”. The government have set up 105 relief camps in Chennai.

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