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Actor Siddharth goes to Cuddalore, says conditions exaggerated

Actor Siddharth and his team have now shifted their focus to the neighbouring areas of Chennai. He is in Cuddalore district, the worse-hit area outside Chennai. And he has said that people were not accurate in their assessment of damage in Cuddalore.

regional movies Updated: Dec 08, 2015 14:18 IST
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Actor Siddharth who has been at the forefront of relief and rehabilitation in Chennai for the last couple of days, has now shifted focus to Cuddalore district, among the worst hit regions of Tamil Nadu.(SiddharthnarayanlPage/Facebook)

Actor Siddharth who has been at the forefront of relief work at an individual and volunteer level has said that conditions in rain-hit Cuddalore district have been exaggerated. He requested people to be concerned, rather than act dramatic.

Cuddalore, a coastal town, was one of worst affected places due to the heavy downpour in Tamil Nadu over the last few weeks.

“We went to 15 villages. Many of these were described as drowning, starving, and unserviced on social media. Not true. Do not comment on Cuddalore from outside. There are places that are struggling. Do not confuse relief work. Be concerned. Not dramatic,” Siddharth posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday.

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He further added that Cuddalore needs help, not panic.

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“Send bedding, blankets, and mosquito coil. Send smaller trucks that can go on kuchha roads and identify groups that are addressing the hard-to-reach hamlets. Prioritize small villages away from main road and do not use relief labels or banners on trucks as they will be attacked,” he said.

He also requested volunteers to seek police help.

First Published: Dec 08, 2015 14:18 IST