Kerala floods: Virat Kohli, Sunil Chhetri lead appeals for help
Over 82,000 people were rescued as multiple rescue agencies including NDRF and Indian Army have shifted people from flooded areas to the several rescue camps.Updated: Aug 18, 2018 13:43 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Unprecedented rains have brought the state of Kerala to a standstill. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey after announcing an interim relief fund of Rs 500 crore.
Over 82,000 people were rescued as multiple rescue agencies including NDRF and Indian Army have shifted people from flooded areas to the several rescue camps.
The Indian sporting fraternity have all come together and have asked support for the state. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli thanked the NDRF and Army for their efforts while football captain Sunil Chhetri has asked every person to chip in with help.
Here are all the messages which the players have sent across:
Everyone in Kerala, please be safe and stay indoors as much as you can. Hope the situation recovers soon. Also, thanking the Indian army and NDRF for their incredible support in this critical condition. Stay strong and stay safe.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 17, 2018
Kerala needs one big assist, let's all do our bit. pic.twitter.com/wWDFoqLdP9— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) August 17, 2018
Respect and deep admiration for the @IAF_MCC, @indiannavy, @adgpi and other rescue forces in Kerala. Your consistent and remarkable display of courage and compassion is an inspiration to us all. God bless! #KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRescue https://t.co/oRVbSoS3yw— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 18, 2018
Praying for the people and the animals of Kerala 🙏 hope the city stands tall and battles through this. The nation is standing beside you— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 18, 2018
Friends in Trivandrum plz don't unnecessarily fill ur petrol tanks. More than 1000 ltrs of fuel for rescue support per day is required here. It’s becoming hard to arrange required fuel from pumps due to unnecessary over filling. Please be responsible & consume less #KeralaFloods— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 18, 2018
Prayers and thoughts with the people of Kerala 😞— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 17, 2018
My heart goes out to all those suffering due to #KeralaFloods, i hope and pray that God lends strength to those doing the relief work. They are our real heroes. My prayers are with you all.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 18, 2018
The people in Kerala need all the help possible, to deal with the crisis and get back on their feet. Here's some information on where and how you can help them out. #PrayForKerala#SOSKerala #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/nq6WHXzCml— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 17, 2018
First Published: Aug 18, 2018 13:38 IST