Where Sewage Overflows: People Raise A Stink

Water emanated from sewage, lakes and storm water drains has made the situation worse. The fall in temperatures in the night increases the smell. Mattresses, sofas, clothes, wooden furniture and utensils have been dumped outside homes. 

where Sewage overflows: people raise a stink

People staying in water logged homes are having a tough time clearing it as the smell is nauseating. Families and volunteers cleaning the homes say that the stench is unbearable.

Water emanated from sewage, lakes and storm water drains has made the situation worse. The fall in temperatures in the night increases the smell. Mattresses, sofas, clothes, wooden furniture and utensils have been dumped outside homes. 

Helmets, jute bags, sanitary materials and wooden toys also came along with the flood water and these are now being removed from homes. Furniture, walls and steps are lined with many such things as the water came in.

Mansoor Ahmed told the Deccan Chronicle, “It is difficult to work. Despite wrapping clothes around our noses, we are still not able to work. Women started crying and we had to keep them back at relatives’ homes as it was not possible to get them to do the cleaning.”

Many people have not been able to come to terms with the destruction. GHMC has deployed machines to collect garbage and remove silt from outside homes. For cleaning and spraying, packets of bleaching powder are being distributed. With no fresh water and electricity, cleaning has been really tough.

The people have decided not to shift from relatives’ homes before the scenario improves.

According to NGOs, the help in terms of water packets, food and other household requirements is coming in. More medical camps are the need of the hour. An NGO has built a team of paramedics to visit homes with a testing kit.

Ones with fungal infections and fever are being checked by doctors. The filth and muck spread around has reduced their reach to only 30 homes for now. A more focused approach is required at providing the 30,000 odd people some respite.

Originally published at Times now news

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