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Citizens, administration blame each other for floods

TNN | Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 12.07 PM IST

Tuesday witnessed one of the worst days of flood in recent times, with five individuals losing their lives across the city, either by drowning or by being electrocuted.

With a few spells of rain on Thursday evening as well, the district administration has asked the residents to move carefully. On any kind of flood-related emergency, residents can contact 1077 and 0361-2733052 helpline numbers for assistance from the administration.

The administration and the government agencies have been slammed for not doing their job properly in cleaning up the drains, thus creating an artificial flood. However, the residents too are responsible to some extent.

“The administration is responsible for such kind of situation. But I have not seen any civic sense among the residents. People tend to forget the pain on the next day and throw plastic bottles in drains, which congested the flow of water, among other reasons,” said Dhiraj Sarma, a retired school teacher.

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