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Swimming in Tsunami Alert

@ 4.30pm to 6.00pm, 11th Wednesday 2012


As people were leaving their work in mid-day after tremors felt in Chennai. We started towards Marina beach, as Tsunami alert was already in-rounds. AY Ashok, Balaji and myself started taking pictures in Pattinapaakam, Nambikkai Nagar, Nochikkuppam which is parallel to Santhome High Road.

As we were covered with complete anxiety looking at the situation around the coast, most people were leaving from the beach. It was surprising that many fishermen families stayed in their homes even after the repeated attempt from the police asking them to evacuate.

Most people were very casual continuing their day to day work, some kids were playing cricket in the beach, some of them were already high on drinks, others were playing poker cards and even couples came to spend their evening after the alert was completely issued. One thing we noted was, they didn't bother about the Tsunami hitting the shores.


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Taken on April 11, 2012