In a Telangana village ravaged by floods, at the very least 25 folks risked their very own lives to make sure that a 75-year-old obtained a correct ultimate farewell.
A video that has now gone viral exhibits the group holding the physique aloft and wading by quickly flowing water from a flooded canal to get to a cremation floor. With the water almost as much as their chest in some locations, the individuals are seen stepping gingerly and supporting one another to make sure they don’t seem to be washed away.
The incident befell in Vecharani village of Telangana’s Siddipet district, the place incessant rain over the previous few days has flooded the best way to the village crematorium, or Vaikuntadham.
After the demise of Basavaraj Balaiah yesterday, relations carried out the preliminary rituals after which, accompanied by different villagers, stepped into the canal to hold his physique throughout. The video exhibits a bunch of individuals main the best way, one other following them with the physique, and a 3rd supporting a disconsolate lady.
A steep drop may also be seen not too removed from the group’s path. The final 60 seconds of the video current some heart-stopping moments, the place the individuals are barely a couple of toes from the drop.
Villagers say there was a proposal to construct a causeway throughout the trail resulting in the cremation floor, which will get flooded commonly when the canal overflows. They claimed tenders had been issued and Rs 1.8 crore had been sanctioned, however the village continues to be ready for the causeway.