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Indian footballers express solidarity with Kerala flood victims

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian national team footballers today expressed solidarity with the victims of the unprecedented flood in

The situation in remains precarious with water levels still rising dangerously in many rivers and people stranded in many areas waiting for help to arrive.

wrote on his twitter handle, "Sometimes the nicest people have to appear for the toughest test. You are God's own country and you will always be so. Stay strong Kerala, we are with you. #StayWithKerala."

Rescue operations are going on in full swing with the and local authorities actively involved in securing lives and disbursing aid to stranded people.

"I can feel how the dreadful situation is in right now. Our thoughts are with Kerala. May the Almighty give them the strength to overcome this tough time," said Nikhil Poojary, who also plays as a

Striker Ashique Kuruniyan, who hails from Kerala, said, "It's a terrible situation for me out here. Although I have to focus on my game, the situation in Kerala keeps on bothering me every time. I have stopped following the #KeralaFlood nowadays. Hope we see the end of it soon."


Stephen Constantine, too, tweeted about the grim situation in the southern state.

"Our thoughts today are with our friends in Kerala as bad weather is causing terrible problems," Constantine said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 17 2018. 15:20 IST
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