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Netizens Raised Funds For Delhi Sanitation Worker’s Family After This Heartbreaking Photo Went Viral

4:41 pm 19 Sep, 2018

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Social media is a huge platform for people to share their views and opinions on various issues. It is a ‘social network’ platform that allows people to interact with other people from all over the world in order to connect with them virtually. However, it has become a much larger platform now than you think. Reportedly, in one of the most unexpected scenarios, social media users have come together to raise funds for a family that needs it the most.

Well, we are all aware of the massive help provided by social media in creating awareness about the Kerala floods which led to the collection of ample amount of funds to help rebuilt Kerala after the destructing floods. Social media users have again come together to collect funds for a family of a sewage worker, who sadly lost his life due to asphyxiation (suffocation) in Delhi.

 

 

According to reports, the sanitation worker, Anil slipped while climbing down a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) sewer after the rope around his waist broke. Unfortunately, he fell in the 20-feet deep sewer. While he was taken to the hospital immediately, he was declared dead by the doctors.

 

 

Incidentally, a heartbreaking photo of the son of the deceased worker was shared by a journalist on Twitter and the picture broke the internet. Now, shared for more than 25 K times, the post has created awareness among the citizens of the world in order to raise money for his family.

Have a look at the post:

 

 

After the post went viral on social media, an NGO named Uday Foundation started the initiative to raise funds for the family of the deceased sanitation worker. According to the latest count, approximately Rs 50 lakh has been collected by crowdfunding by almost 2, 400 donors. Apparently, there are still 14 days left for the fundraising campaign to end.

 

 

Have a read at some social media responses:

 

 

Everyone’s life matters!

 

 

Shame!

 

 

Indeed!

 

 

Furthermore, wife of the 37-year-old worker, Rani spoke to media as she said,

“I would like to thank those people. All I want is to educate my three children and ensure that they lead a good life. I would be extremely grateful if you could help me out in this.”

 

Anil lived in a rented room in Delhi’s Dabri Extension with his wife and three children.

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