The Hindu

‘Flood-hit selfies’ irk residents


CHENNAI: On Saturday, residents of Periyar Nagar in Madipakkam staged a protest over official apathy in handling the flood situation. More than 50 residents — who gathered on Periyar Nagar Main Road — said Fifth Street had waist-deep water for five days and repeated calls to the Corporatio­n to have the problem of inundation addressed did not yield any result.

Rat snakes and crabs entered the houses on Friday. Chennai Corporatio­n officials ensured that the blockage in the drain network was removed to reduce water inundation. R. Selvam, however, alleged that some Corporatio­n workers were taking ‘selfies’ which irritated the residents who were going through great suffering.

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