Staff Correspondent

Flood-hit people were residing in

the sheds

Groceries, clothes washed away in the rain

Bijapur:Gusty winds that battered Bijapur district on Wednesday night have further affected the conditions of flood-affected people residing in temporary sheds arranged by the district administration.

The sheds were completely destroyed in the gusty winds making the poor spend their night on the roads.

The condition of these people who were residing in these sheds without basic amenities for the past six months is now pathetic.

Groceries and clothes purchased by these flood victims by working for daily wages in farmers and other business outlets in the city were also washed away in the rain. The aged, the children and the women were seen crying.

Expressing helplessness, a flood victim at the Gandhi Nagar temporary shed in Bijapur taluk said that it seemed nature had decided not to show any mercy on them. Crops and an old house were completely damaged in the floods last year.

Now, the temporary sheds that were provided by the district administration were destroyed by the gusty winds, he said.

“Since we have no option, we have to spend our days on the streets until the district administration arranges shelters for us. Repeated requests to the authorities concerned to arrange for permanent shelters have not yielded any results,” he said.

Many houses have been damaged at Torvi village, 8 km from Bijapur city, and people struggled for the whole night to protect their utensils and other valuables.

As electricity poles and trees were uprooted in most areas in the city, there was no power for the entire day on Thursday. Vehicular movement was also hampered.