Residents of flood-stricken areas fume over delay in receiving relief in southern India
In a tragic incident, the residents of flood-stricken areas were seen fuming over the delay faced in receiving relief in southern India’s Telangana.
The incident took place in Bhadradri Kothagudem district on July 19.
As per reports, the heavy rains and flooding in Bhadrachalam city and especially in the district of Bhadradri Kothagudem have uprooted lives of hundreds of people. The water level in the river Godavari has been receding but the officials have continued to flag the area as a prediction of flood warning up to 53ft is given. Amidst this calamity, the residents are fuming over the lackadaisical attitude of the officials. It was further reported that the motors that were used for pumping out water from the town into the Godavari river had malfunctioned, further adding to the woes of locals. The people living in the temple area are further facing major issues as the Annadhaana Sathram (the food store room) has also drowned in water while the staff was trying to take out the belongings including food and other commodities.
The locals are blaming the negligence on part of the authorities as the motors stopped working within 24 hours after the collector’s visit in the area.
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