The relatives of those who died in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Chennai’s Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MIOT) alleged on Friday that the tragedy was caused by a power failure due to flooding of the generator room that snapped oxygen supply and other life support systems. READ | Full coverage of Chennai […]
Leading actors including Shah Rukh Khan, superstar Rajinikanth, his son-in-law Dhanush, Hrithik Roshan, Kamal Haasan, actor Suriya and Telugu actors Allu Arjun, Mahesh Babu and others have announced contribution for relief in flood-hit Chennai city and Tamil Nadu. Here's a look at other actors who have contributed for the flood-hit people. <br /><br /> Incessant rainfall in Chennai has cut off more than three million people from basic services and disrupted power supplies, with the authorities under fire for slow relief and rescue operations. Volunteers and companies have responded by using online tools such as Google documents and social networks like Facebook and Twitter to organise their own crisis response, with some setting up dedicated online resources to help others in need.
On Monday, CM Jayalalithaa announced a flood relief of Rs 10,000, 10 kg of rice, a sari and a dhoti for those who lost their huts in the floods. People who live in permanent houses that were affected will receive Rs 5,000, 10 kg of rice, a sari and a dhoti. Read Here
The government on Friday expressed regret for releasing a doctored photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Tamil Nadu. “Out of the seven pictures released, one picture used the technique of merging two pictures,” said the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. Read Here