It was clear that the costs would be heavy. Mud and soil would come down destroying the downstream settlements, no Noah’s arc would come to save these poor people whose needs are not even heeded by their government. Within minutes, thousands of people would lose their homes and the ensuing floods would surely kill thousands if not lakhs of people, not to speak of the threat of dangerous epidemics spreading.
It was now that Mr. Murty panicked. In spite of his experience in disaster management and risk analysis, in spite of certifying that the dam was safe, he was being gnawed by the feeling that he had somewhere underestimated the threat.
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