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Kerala floods: Virat Kohli, Sunil Chhetri, Sania Mirza come out urging people for help worst in 100 years

Kerala is witnessing its worst natural disaster in a century and some of India’s leading sportspersons have urged fans and fellow citizens to contribute their bit towards the cause.

The state of Kerala is currently facing its biggest-ever natural disaster situation as over 300 people have lost their lives and lakhs have been displaced from their homes due to the floods that have ravaged the southern state. A red alert has been sounded in all 14 districts with all three wings of the armed forces also being called into action to help carry out the rescue mission.

The government has described the situation as ‘extremely grave’ and even after a number of days, there are still a large number of people who are yet to be rescued. Chief Minister Pinrayi Vijayan called the floods as the ‘worst in 100 years’ and said that over 3 lakh people from more than 70,000 families have been shifted to relief camps.

The situation has also seen people across the country arriving in support of the people of Kerala and helping raise awareness of the grave state of affairs. Among them are some of the country’s leading sportspersons, who have taken to social media and urged their fans to contribute towards the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).

“Everyone in Kerala, please be safe and stay indoors as much as you can. Hope the situation recovers soon. Also, I thank the Indian army and NDRF for their incredible support in this critical condition. Stay strong and stay safe,” wrote Indian cricket team Virat Kohli. Sania Mirza, the tennis ace, wrote, “Prayers and thoughts with the people of Kerala.”

Kerala floods: Virat Kohli, Sunil Chhetri, Sania Mirza come out urging people for help
Updated Aug 18, 2018 | 08:55 IST | Times Now Digital

Kerala is witnessing its worst natural disaster in a century and some of India’s leading sportspersons have urged fans and fellow citizens to contribute their bit towards the cause.
Kerala floods Virat Kohli
Kerala is witnessing its worst national disaster situation ever (Image: Twitter/AP)

The state of Kerala is currently facing its biggest-ever natural disaster situation as over 300 people have lost their lives and lakhs have been displaced from their homes due to the floods that have ravaged the southern state. A red alert has been sounded in all 14 districts with all three wings of the armed forces also being called into action to help carry out the rescue mission.

The government has described the situation as ‘extremely grave’ and even after a number of days, there are still a large number of people who are yet to be rescued. Chief Minister Pinrayi Vijayan called the floods as the ‘worst in 100 years’ and said that over 3 lakh people from more than 70,000 families have been shifted to relief camps.

The situation has also seen people across the country arriving in support of the people of Kerala and helping raise awareness of the grave state of affairs. Among them are some of the country’s leading sportspersons, who have taken to social media and urged their fans to contribute towards the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).

“Everyone in Kerala, please be safe and stay indoors as much as you can. Hope the situation recovers soon. Also, I thank the Indian army and NDRF for their incredible support in this critical condition. Stay strong and stay safe,” wrote Indian cricket team Virat Kohli. Sania Mirza, the tennis ace, wrote, “Prayers and thoughts with the people of Kerala.”

Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri posted a video urging citizens to play their part and captioned it, ‘Kerala needs one big assist, let’s all do our bit.’ Even former Kerala Blasters man Iain Hume used social media to express his concern and spread important information.

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