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Leonardo DiCaprio feels “Only rain can save Chennai” from acute water crisis

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio posted on Instagram a post lamenting the Chennai water crisis.

“‘Only rain can save Chennai from this situation,” DiCaprio’s post said in its caption of the photo, which showed men and women gathered around a well trying to pull out perhaps the last drop of water.

DiCaprio’s post further added that, “The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tanks.”




“As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut down temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city’s metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water – but the community continue to pray for rain,” the actor’ post said.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a leading activist in the area of climate change, global warming and other environment domains.

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#Regram #RG @bbcnews: "Only rain can save Chennai from this situation." A well completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran completely dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tanks. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut down temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city's metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water – but the community continue to pray for rain. Tap the link in our bio to read more about Chennai's water crisis. (📸 Getty Images) #chennai #watercrisis #india #bbcnews

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The Southern metro city Chennai, is  battling acute water shortage for the last few weeks after several of its water reservoirs went dry. Citizens are dependent on water tankers and reduced municipal supply.

Distressing photos have shown residents standing in long queues waiting to collect water. Prices of bottled water have skyrocketed four times, reportedly, and IT-sector companies have asked their employees to work from home.


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