4,810 people rescued, sheltered in 87 camps by Chennai police

Over 4,800 people were rescued by city police from waterlogged areas and sheltered in 87 temporary camps in the last five days, Chennai police said.
Chennai Police rescues people
Chennai Police rescues people


 The police had set up government schools and community halls as temporary shelters in water inundated areas across the city.
Chennai police along with the city corporation had been at the forefront of rescue operations since the rains started lashing the city from Saturday night last.
City Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal had created as many as 13 Greater Chennai Police Rescue Teams for the purpose and the teams are not only rescuing people from the flooded areas but also taking them to the shelters and providing food and other essentials.
Of the total 4,810 people rescued, 994 are children and 1,963 women, noted a release from the Chennai police on Friday.

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