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Suryakant Jena

Berhampur: Extremely heavy rainfall triggered by a deep depression on Bay of Bengal has wreaked havoc in various districts of south Odisha.

Hours of downpour caused a landslip and also washed away a bridge cutting off communication to several villages in Ganjam district of the State today.

As per information, incessant rainfall which has been lashing the region since yesterday caused a landslide in the hilly area between Tadkasahi and Chariabad village under Ankuli panchayat. The rock collapse severely disrupted communication in the area.

Similarly, Gokulpur-Khariguda bridge on Patana River under Barada Panchayat in Ganjam district was washed away under the impact of strong floodwater current in the river due to heavy rainfall.

According to reports, connection to as many as 15 villages in the area was completely cut off due to the washing away of the bridge.

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