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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The flood situation continues to pose threat in the State as water level in Baitarani river is still above the danger mark at several places.

As per the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) the river swelled to 39.120 metre crossing the danger mark of 38.360 at Anandpur in Keonjhar district.

More than 10 villages under Shankarpur and Ayatpur panchayats in the district are cut off with water entering several areas, including agricultural fields. Similarly, continuous rise in water level of Subarnarekha river has raised the possibility of flash flood in Basta, Baliapal, Bhogarai and Jaleswar.

However, water level of Subarnarekha river has receded at Rajghat in Balasore and Baitarani river at Akhuapada in Bhadrak, sources said. Meanwhile, the Hirakud dam authority has closed two sluice gates today releasing water through eight gates.

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