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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 December 2005, 18:37 GMT
In pictures: India flood stampede

A woman grieves for her dead husband and sister-in-law.

At least 42 people have died in a stampede for flood relief aid in the southern Indian city of Madras (Chennai).

Police gather outside the school where the accident happened

The stampede happened outside a school which was being used as a centre to distribute relief coupons. (Pic: RS Kumar)

Shoes of those who died in the stampede

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)

Relatives mourn near the body of a woman killed in the stampede

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.

Some 37 people, who were injured in the incident, have been admitted to various city hospitals.

Grieved relatives of victims searched for their loved ones in hospital mortuaries

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

Chennai has seen the heaviest rains in five decades this year, and large parts of the city have been flooded. (Pic: RS Kumar)





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