India icon Sachin Tendulkar urged his fellow Mumbaikars to contribute either in cash or kind to the residents of Shivaji Nagar, a massive slum that spills onto the Deonar dumping ground.
After Tuesday's deluge that brought the city to its knees, toxic waste has been entering the locality causing immense problems to the residents.
"Yesterday's storm has left behind a toxic stream of devastation that's impacting hundreds of lives at Shivaji Nagar. Apnalaya India's emergency response team has been reaching out to families whose homes are filled with toxic waste water.
"Drop off any of the following items at the below mentioned centres: Plastic sheets, milk powder, ready-to-eat food, small towels, windcheaters, sanitary napkins, umbrellas, rice, dal, etc," Tendulkar wrote on Facebook yesterday.
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