Berhampur: Showing a true instance of suffering inflicted by the recent deep-depression triggered rainfall in south Odisha districts, a family was seen putting everything to risk while crossing a flooded river in Ganjam district for the treatment of their unwell son.
The misery of the family which was caught on camera showed how they endured extreme hardships in obtaining medicines for their sick child by waddling through a strong stream of overflowing water in Uchuda River in Patrapur block of Ganjam district.
It may be noted that as many as 50 villages of the block have been cut off from the rest of the State due to heavy damage to road communication and washing away of bridges and culverts. Floodwaters from the nearby Mahendratanaya river has also marooned the villages of Babansahi, Baligan, Raigarh, Tabuliya.
The prevailing adverse weather condition is also stated to have compelled people living on either side of the river to survive without food.