According to sources ninety one year old Padmavathi Amma was sleeping on a mat on the floor while 1.5 year old Neelu was being breastfed by her mother. Meanwhile Neelu was cheerful, but Padmavathi Amma did not seem to notice the presence of strangers, where next to her is her 65 year old daughter Omana. Omana said “We were 25 people in total, all the neighbors put together and we all stayed on its terrace. A kutta vanchi(country boat) rescued four or five of us, then we were 20 people waiting for the rescue team”.
Meanwhile then they saw helicopters flying overhead, they tried to get their attention by screaming and lighting candles, but they had to wait for more than a day.
Further 21 year old Vaisakhi and her mother Geetha
are in tears, for they have lost all that they had earned in their lifetime. Earlier
Vaisakhi’s wedding was fixed for Sunday, but had to be cancelled due to the
floods. Diocese priest Lesly P Cherian says “They are trying to provide as many
facilities as we can and moreover the diocese members have been very
supportive, donating materials and working as volunteers at the camp”.
Madurai express to land in Thiruvarur! It her almost been confirmed that former DMK chief Kalaignar M Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri will most probably contest in the by elections at Thiruvarur. Few days back when MK Alagiri had interacted with the press, he said that DMK will get only the fourth place in the upcoming Thiruparankundram by elections, besides also making a prediction that DMK can never win in the Thiruvarur by election.
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