At least 42 people have died in a stampede for flood relief aid in the southern Indian city of Madras (Chennai).
The stampede happened outside a school which was being used as a centre to distribute relief coupons. (Pic: RS Kumar)
The accident occurred when at least 3,000 people in a queue surged to get into the centre after a downpour began. (Pic: RS Kumar)
Most of the victims were reportedly women in the front of the queue.
Some 37 people, who were injured in the incident, have been admitted to various city hospitals.
Relatives of the missing have been searching for their loved ones in mortuaries. (Pic: RS Kumar)
Chennai has seen the heaviest rains in five decades this year, and large parts of the city have been flooded. (Pic: RS Kumar)