Hundreds dead in Indian floods
People still trapped in 5,000 submerged homes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised £99 million to the flood-hit city of Chennai in southern Indian where floods have claimed at least 260 people.
Mr Modi announced the aid while touring the Tamil Nadu state where more than 5,000 houses are still flooded with people trapped in them awaiting rescue.
The National Disaster Response Force has rescued almost 11,000 people.
Director General O P Singh said his teams are expected to rescue and reach out to more people as flood waters have receded in some places.
“We have rescued more than 10,000 people till now. 20 more teams from various locations have been mobilised to Tamil Nadu and the total strength of the NDRF by tonight would be 50. We expect to have better results today as things have improved and rains have stopped over the last night,” he said on Friday 4th December.
Three days of rain this past week led to massive flooding in the city which follows a week of non-stop rain last month.
Schools, colleges, factories and transport lines have all been affected and electricity supply has been suspended across the city.
Trains have been suspended and the airport has been temporarily shifted to a naval air base about 40 miles outside of the capital.
Latest reports are that flood waters are receding but many people were still affected and in need of assistance.