Inflatable Tube Used To Ferry Body Across Marooned Village In Odisha

Puri: After incidents of bodies being carried on shoulders, bikes, bi-cycles, cots or slings, now a report of woman’s body being carried on an inflatable tube has come to fore from Puri district of the State.

According to reports, an elderly woman of Gaudaranapada Harijan sahi in Brahmagiri block passed away yesterday. However, her family members were unable to take her to the village crematorium as the entire area was marooned by floodwater from the nearby river following incessant rain recently.

With no option left, the villagers used an inflatable tube to ferry the body across the area and reached the crematorium where the last rites were performed.

The matter came to fore after some photos of the incident went viral on the social media platforms. Meanwhile, the residents of the village have requested the local administration to take immediate step to drain out the water from the area.