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Kerala man who posted insensitive comments on flood victims fired from Gulf job

By Deepika

New Delhi, Aug 20: A Keralite based in Oman was fired from his job after he made insensitive comments on a social media post on the plight of the flood-hit victims in the state.

An aeriel view of the floods in Aluva after heavy rains, in Kerala. Photo credit: PTI

Rahul Cheru Palayattu worked as a cashier at the Oman branch of Lulu Group International. He was dismissed after he made fun of the sanitation requirements of flood victims on Facebook, news agency ANI reported quoting Khaleej Times.

"This is to inform that we have terminated your service with immediate effect because of your highly insensitive and derogatory comments on social media with regard to current flood situation in Kerala, India," read his termination letter signed by Lulu's HR manager in Oman.

The termination letter further said, "You are hereby instructed to hand over all your official responsibilities to your reporting Manager immediately and to contact the Accounts Department for your final settlement."

How to help flood-hit people of Kerala

The company has reportedly donated 9.23 million UAE dirhams for relief operations in flood-hit Kerala.

After facing the heat for his remarks, Rahul apologised by posting a video on Facebook on Sunday, "I am really sorry for what I did. I was in an inebriated state when I posted that message. At that time I did not know what I did was a grave mistake."

With killer rains subsiding, Kerala focuses on emergency supplies and essential services

Extending their support to the people affected by flash floods in Kerala, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government on Saturday formed a committee to provide relief to the southern state.

The southern state is facing its worst flood situation in a century with 80 dams shutters opened and all rivers in spate.

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