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Shocking Scenes Scared CWG Guests At Games Village

Shocking pictures on Thursday  exposed the filthy state of the accommodation provided for athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.  The images were revealed just hours before the first wave of the English team flew
PTI September 24, 2010 10:47 IST
PTI
Shocking pictures on Thursday  exposed the filthy state of the accommodation provided for athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

 The images were revealed just hours before the first wave of the English team flew out to the Indian capital, reports The Daily Mail.   

They show stained wash basins and showers and dark red marks caused by workmen spitting out chewed betel leaves.

The bathrooms of the Commonwealth Games village are covered in building dust and mud



 A dirty basin, covered in an unknown substance, in the Commonwealth Games village

 

Footprints of stray dogs can be clearly seen on this bed in the village

Another picture shows urine and rain water on a bathroom floor in the accommodation close to the main Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.

Paw marks from one of the many stray dogs that roam Delhi's streets can also be seen marking one of the beds.  

Many of the participating nations, including England, Scotland and Wales, have complained that the athlete's village is not fit for human habitation.

 

The bathrooms at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village have been exposed as being in a particularly poor state

 

 Several top athletes have already pulled out of the Commonwealth Games



 Exposed cables and huge holes in the building work can be seen in these pictures



Last minute: British triple jumper Phillips Idowu, left, has decided not to pull out of the Commonwealth Games, while child labourers, right, continue to work on Jawaharlal Stadium in Delhi yesterday 



On Thursday, there were also fears that the site – which was being heavily guarded by police from the media as well as any terrorist threat – would flood.

Monsoon rains have caused the nearby River Yamuna to burst its banks and stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitos which can carry the potentially life-threatening dengue fever.  

 

Municipal workers treat the open air canal to kill mosquitoes

 

 Large areas of open water are attracting mosquitoes and there has already been an outbreak of dengue fever, which is carried by the insects  

The organisers on Thursday drafted in 1,000 extra workers – each being paid no more than Rs 200 a day – in a desperate effort to clear up the mess before the Games' scheduled start on October 3.

There were concerns that some of the staff that had been drafted in were children.

The Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, has seized control of the project and yesterday the federal government ordered the Organising Committee to hand over management of the village.

The Committee also has been criticised over faulty infrastructure – problems that were epitomised when a bridge linking a car park to the stadium collapsed on Tuesday.