The death count was rising, but the minister refused to budge.
“The roads need re-tarring,” he said, pushing the paper away..
Five days later, the cold blooded murderer struck again, claiming his son.
“If only I had…” the minister lamented, finally signing the order.
The sanitation work to clean stagnant water began the next day.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
4th April, 2017)