(Pics) What remains of Jammu after the floods?

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Srinagar, Sept 22: The first week of September is long forgotten by the rest of the world, but not the Kashmiris. The water-level may have reduced and a number of them may have been rescued from the ravaging waters of Tawi, but they have to brace themselves for a harsher reality.

The structure of wood and cement, which they called home is flowing in shards in front of their eyes. Their belongings-clothes, utensils, furniture, everything rotting, forcing them to think of 'what next?'

There is some bad news for few of those who have not been able to be rescued by the security forces. They may have been cringing with starvation, even when they knew that they could not pick-up the rotten bag of grains lying on the streets.

The hospitals too have been rendered functionless. The life-saving ventilators at the Maharaja Hari Singh hospital are damaged and rusting.

To summarize the above, even eith government help the state would take ages to jump back to normalcy.

A hospital staff member looks at the damaged ventilator

A hospital staff member looks at the damaged ventilator at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital, after the flood water receded in Srinagar on Sunday.

Hospital staff look at the damaged ventilators

Hospital staff look at the damaged ventilators at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital, after the flood water receded in Srinagar on Sunday.

A bridge that connects Pulwama to Srinagar lays destroyed

A bridge that connects Pulwama to Srinagar lays destroyed due to the Jammu and Kashmir flood devastation in Pulwama on Sunday.

Sacks of food grain lay waste on the road

Sacks of food grain lay waste on the road following the Jammu and Kashmir floods in Srinagar on Sunday.

Hospital staff clean the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital

Hospital staff clean the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital after the flood recedes in Srinagar on Sunday.

A shop in ruins after the flood water receded

A shop in ruins after the flood water receded near the historical Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) in Srinagar on Sunday.

A woman hit by the Jammu and Kashmir floods

A woman hit by the Jammu and Kashmir floods, salvages her belongings from the ruins of her collapsed house in Pulwama on Sunday.

Women clearing the debris of a collapsed house

Women clearing the debris of a collapsed house in flood-hit Bijbihara in district Anantnag on Saturday.

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