Monday, September 22, 2008

After Bihar, it’s Orissa’s woes

Thousands of flood victims in Orissa continued to struggle for food and drinking water on Monday as the overflowing Mahanadi river and its tributaries kept 570,000 people marooned. The floods have killed 17 people and affected three million, according to official figures.

The survivors took shelter on river banks, high rise buildings, schools and cyclone shelters as their houses and other belongings were destroyed by the floodwaters.