Heavy rain triggers flash floods in Kalyansinghpur

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Rayagada: Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Nagbali and Kalyani River have triggered flash floods in Kalyansingpur block here in the district.

As both the rivers are now in spate, it has created problems in the discharge of rain water. As a result, flood water has entered several parts of the block which has now been inundated.

As per reports, nearly 5,000 to 7,000 people have been affected by the flash floods as several parts are now submerged.

As many houses have been inundated, people have taken shelter on roof of their houses and tehsil office.

Road communication between Rayagada and Bhawanipatna has been disrupted as flood water is now flowing on the major road in the area which is now completely cut-off.

Official sources said that already a team of CRPF jawans have reached Kalyansinghpur to carry out relief and rescue operations.

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