Heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district washed away a bridge there, forcing villagers to cross a river stream using just a rope and a helping hand.
As the bridge in Krishnagiri washed away due to incessant rainfall, many locals, including women and children, were spotted standing in a queue and crossing the heavily flowing river with the help of a rope tied across the banks.
In the video shot at Inam Kuttapalli village in Krishnagiri district, many women can be seen carrying their kids on their waists and wading through the water stream. Several schoolchildren and people carrying some household material were also seen struggling to cross the river, even as a person from the other side of the river waited to help those stuck in the middle of the stream.
Due to torrential rainfall in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, several rivers flowing through the two states are flooding. Due to heavy flooding, the causeway bridge connecting Inam Kuttapalli also washed away recently, with no temporary arrangements in place for villagers.
Meanwhile, villagers have tied rope across the banks and are crossing the river, risking their own lives.
Some villagers said that even pregnant women don’t have a way to get an ambulance in case of an emergency. The villagers have appealed for action over this issue immediately.
The district administration is yet to take action on the issue..
Parts of Tamil Nadu have been witnessing incessant rainfall, triggering waterlogging in several low-lying areas. Moreover, the weather department has predicted heavy to heavy rainfall on Friday and for the next three days.
Schools will remain shut in over 20 districts of Tamil Nadu amid heavy rainfall warnings.
Meanwhile, the weather department has advised fishermen not to venture into the southwest Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and off the southern coast of Tamil Nadu, citing the possibility of wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph on November 24 and November 25.