Indian Navy Sends Help To Chennai Flood Victims

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Indian Navy Sends Help To Chennai Flood Victims

Due to incessant rains caused by a cyclonic depression in the Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu has been devastated by floods in recent days. The downpour is the heaviest in the last 10 years, and even though it has now receded, the Chennai Flood has kept many parts of the city submerged. Read: Chennai Floods Ignored By Indian Newspapers

Families are being forced to survive without food, water or electricity, and the resulting death toll seems to be rising – it has reached 188 now. Over 1,000 people were rescued from affected areas by various teams of the 10th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a Naval Team deployed across Tamil Nadu and South Andhra districts. Medicines, first aid and food were provided to the rescued victims in rehabilitation shelters. Here are some images of these heroes in action:

Indian Navy Sends Help To Chennai Flood Victims
Navy Team Member lifting luggage out of victim’s semi-sumberged home
Indian Navy Sends Help To Chennai Flood Victims
Team Members help an old lady
Indian Navy Sends Help To Chennai Flood Victims
A team member carries an old lady out of her semi-submerged home.

These photographs give us a sense of hope, and make us realise that it only takes a few good people and the will to do what is necessary to help those who need it, and make this world a better place.

We salute the 10th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force, who should be an inspiration for all Indians!

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