"Yesterday night we received 14 bodies from the MIOT Hospital. The post-mortem is on," a doctor at the Government Hospital at Royapettah here told reporters. He said the cause of death was not known.

Power supply has been cut off in flood affected areas in Chennai and the neighbourhood. The hospital's back-up power also failed. MIOT Hospital could not be reached for comment. According to the Government Hospital at Royapettah, 23 patients have been brought to it from other hospitals in flood affected areas. He said the hospital had received 46 bodies yesterday morning.

Chennai has been deeply affected by the incessant rains. A total of 269 have been declared dead in rain-ravaged Chennai as millions suffer lack of water and basic amenities.

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