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Kerala Floods: Man floating in neck-deep water films himself to ask for help

An unidentified man films himself as he paddles through his flooded house in Chengannur in the state of Kerala.

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 17, 2018 14:41 IST ]
Image Source : RAHUL SINGH/TWITTER

Kerala Floods: Man floating in neck-deep water films himself to ask for help

A Twitter user, Rahul Singh shares a video of a man who is floating in neck-deep water who is filming himself while seeking some help. Rahul tootk to his Twitter account and wrote, "Heart-rending video of a man #neck-deep in water at his house in #Chengannur, #Kerala recording a video to appeal for help. This shows seriousness of floods in Kerala. Many sought help by posting GPS coordinates of their homes, phone numbers of their loved ones who r stranded."

The man in the video is speaking in regional language. He says that he has contacted the authorities, including local politicians in the state government but everything is in vain. In his Facebook Live video message, he says, "I haven't had any help until now. Please pray for me."

He further adds, "No way to escape from this place. This is condition inside the house. It looks like water is rising to the second floor. I hope you can see this."

The video shows water lapping against cabinets displaying plates and dishes. Other household objects including bowls, pillows and food wrappers can be seen floating on the surface.

As per official reports, approximately 167 people have been killed as a result of floods in Kerala.

There are many people in Kerala who need immediate help. The residents are suffering from heavy water flood outside their homes and the fact says, water levels are still increasing.

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