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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The flood-like situation in Malkangiri, Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts, due to heavy rainfall under the impact of cyclonic storm 'Daye', continued to remain grim.

Five blocks of the district along with 13 panchayats of Kalimela, Korkonda, Padia, Malkangiri and Chitrakonda blocks have been severely affected due to the incessant rain.

Besides, as many as 412 houses have been reportedly damaged in the above mentioned blocks affecting more than 5000 people.

Similarly, around 1.4 lakh people of 168 villages in Balasore district have been affected due to the rain which also reportedly damaged 72 houses.

Five blocks of Mayurbhanj district including Badasahi, Udala, G P Nagar, Khunta and Kaptipada have been hit due to the rain. As many as 38 villages of 22 blocks of the district have been affected.

Meanwhile, teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) have also been deployed in different areas of these districts for relief and rescue operations.

On the other hand, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked the concerned districts administrations to assess the damage and submit a report within 15 days.

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