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Woman fights for life as ambulance gets stuck in flood water

Malkangiri: At a time when incessant rains in several districts of Odisha in the last couple of days has deteriorated the flood situation, a woman reportedly has been fighting for life in an ambulance which remained unmoved in Malkangiri owing to overflowing water.

The woman, identified as Rame Padiami of Keriaguda village under Pidia block in the district, was on the way to a nearby hospital in a 108 ambulance after being injured in a wall collapse incident due to the torrential rain. However, the ambulance got stuck near Kankerkonda.

As per the latest report, the ambulance is still unmoved due to overflowing water level.

Meanwhile, three overbridges have been submerged in water on Kalimela-Motu route for up to 70 kms cutting off communication in the region.

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Communication between Nabarangpur and Kalahandi was disrupted as flood water is flowing above an under construction bridge near Dhansuli in Nabarangpur district.

Around 300 families of 20 panchayats under Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district were also mostly affected by the deluge. Several roads and bridges crossing across Nagavali river were also damaged in the flood at many places.

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