Visakhapatnam: A man, residing in the tribal pockets of Vizag Agency, was forced to carry the corpse of his 7-year daughter for 2.5 kilometres after heavy rains hindered any ambulance from entering their village.

The man was forced to carry his child along with his wife and two other relatives due to improper road connectivity. Heavy rains caused damage to a small bridge, making it difficult for an ambulance to enter the village.

Though the incident took place on August 14, it came to light only the next day, as a video of the father carrying his dead daughter went viral on social media. Members of the tribal community, then, stressed on the need for improved road connectivity.

The small bridge on a stream at Parisila village and Kinchumanda Junction under Dumbriguda Mandal in Vizag Agency underwent damage during the cyclone Hudhud in 2014. During heavy rains, the bridge witnesses an extreme overflow of water. Despite repeated requests, local officials have neglected the need to repair the culvert.

The rains also make the culvert road slippery, making it impossible for two-wheelers to use it for transportation.

Locals said that G Babu Rao, a native of Vayya village under Dumbriguda Mandal in Vizag Agency, admitted his 7-year-old daughter G Elisha at a government hospital in Araku Valley.

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