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Children risk lives to cross flooded river just to get to school

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Children risk lives to cross flooded river just to get to school
Children risk lives to cross flooded river just to get to school

These children from a remote village in India's Odisha state have to cross dangerous floodwaters on foot just to get to school.

These children from a remote village in India's Odisha state have to cross dangerous floodwaters on foot just to get to school.

They and their parents live in a village called Haladiha and the only way to get to work in the fields and to class is by making the treacherous crossing of the swollen river.

Outside of monsoon season, the crossing is bad enough but after heavy rains and with nothing but a rope for safety, they truly risk their lives just to get to work.

Footage filmed on Saturday (October 26) showed young boys using the rope to haul themselves through the chest-high waters.

According to reports, journalists have raised the situation with local officials who have promised to try to help the villagers.

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