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Rashmi Ranjan

With Odisha continuing to witness incessant downpour under the influence of back-to-back low pressure systems in Bay of Bengal, major rivers in the State are in spate.

Incessant rainfall activities have unleashed floodgates of worries for people in many parts of the State.

While many villages remained cutoff due to flooding, bridges were washed away at several places.

Sea engulfs ancient temple in Satabhaya

Satabhaya village in Kendrapara district which is already suffering the brunt of the climatic change, on Sunday witnessed the havoc of the flood as high tides from the sea submerged the Maa Panchubarahi temple. 

While the road connecting Baunsagarh to Satabhaya was washed away, the swelling sea has posed a threat to the 70 families residing there. 

Earlier, as many as 571 families who were residing in Satabhaya, were rehabilitated at Bagapatia after the sea wiped out seven villages from the map of Kendarapara district.

Crocodile scare in Boudh

Panic gripped the residents of Harbhanga area in Boudh district amid flood threat after a giant crocodile was spotted in Mahanadi river in Ramagarh area. 

One-and-half-month-old baby falls victim to flood water

In a tragic incident, a one and half month old baby died after falling into the rain water at Senapati colony in Khordha’s Balugaon area.

According to sources, the baby and her mother were sleeping when the rain water entered their house late last night. 

The baby fell from the bed and drowned in the rainwater that had entered into the house. The baby was rushed to Balugaon hospital where doctor declared it brought dead.

2 injured as tree falls on auto rickshaw

A man and his son sustained critical injuries after a tree fell on an auto rickshaw in which they were travelling in near Haladia Tangi area under Town Police Limits in Keonjhar district. The mishap took place when the duo was on its way to district head quarters hospital.

On the other hand, a house reportedly collapsed at Mundasahi under Sadar block in the district. However, no causalities were reported in the mishap.

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