Aamir Khan, Vishnu Vishal, stuck in Chennai floods, rescued on boat

| Updated: 05 December, 2023 8:56 pm IST

Lal Singh Chaddha actor Aamir Khan found himself stranded in floodwaters in Chennai, where rescue operations were in full swing after the city was battered by torrential rains triggered by a cyclone. The actor, accompanied by Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal and others affected by the deluge, was seen being rescued in a boat, capturing the attention of onlookers.

Vishnu Vishal took to X (formerly Twitter) to share the harrowing experience, thanking the fire and rescue department for their prompt assistance.He said, “Thanks to the fire and rescue department in helping people like us who are stranded. Rescue operations have started in Karapakkam. Saw 3 boats functioning already. Great work by TN govt in such testing times. Thanks to all the administrative people who are working relentlessly.”

Vishnu, who was trapped in his Chennai house without electricity or network, shared photos depicting the dire situation. With water entering his residence in Karapakkam, he appealed for help and solidarity.Vishnu wrote, “Water is entering my house and the level is rising badly in Karapakkam. I have called for help. No electricity, no wifi, No phone signal, Nothing. Only on terrace at a particular point i get some signal. Lets hope i and so many here get some help❤️ I can feel for people all over chennai.”

The devastating impact of the cyclone has led to widespread flooding in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, and Thiruvallur districts.

Tamil actors Suriya and Karthi stepped up to provide relief aid, announcing an initial donation of Rs 10 lakhs through their fan clubs. The funds aim to assist those affected by the calamity in various ways.

As the crisis unfolded, Union Home Minister Amit Shah engaged with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and Puducherry CM N Rangaswamy, taking stock of the measures in place to tackle the challenging weather conditions. The Centre assured all necessary assistance, with the NDRF deployed and additional teams ready for further support.

In Andhra Pradesh, the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung wreaked havoc, impacting nine districts. Airports in Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, and Rajahmundry were forced to close, while national highways in Guntur and Nellore remained submerged, disrupting Nellore-Chennai traffic. Thousands of acres of crops, particularly paddy fields, bore the brunt of relentless storms.

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