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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure induced rain in the past four days has triggered flood-like situation in several parts of Odisha. Several areas in the districts of Malkangiri and Dhenkanal are now cut-off from other parts of the State.

The major rivers in Malkangiri district are now in spate while floodwater is now flowing two to three meters above the Poteru bridge.

As per latest information, communication between Malkangiri and Jeypore and other parts of the district has been snapped.

A truck from Andhra Pradesh reportedly got swept away in floodwater near Kankarkonda bridge in Malkangiri yesterday. Locals managed to rescue the driver and helper of the vehicle.

Communication between Kalimela and Podia has also been affected as several roads and bridges are now submerged, sources said.

Apart from Malkangiri, several parts of Dhenkanal district are now inundated due to heavy rainfall triggered by the low pressure. Kamakhyanagar and Bhuban areas have been the worst hit. A 40-ft breach has been created after a bridge reportedly got washed away under the impact of strong current of the waters in Kamakhyanagar yesterday.

The Brahmani river is in spate due to the heavy rain in the past 48 hours. Excess rainwater is flowing four-five foot above the Damasala bridge snapping communication between Bhuban and Kamakhyanagar in the district.

The situation in Bhadrak remained grim due to continuous downpour. Many government offices including the office of the Block Educational Officer (BEO) in Dhamnagar block and Notified Council Area (NAC) office were flooded yesterday.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

Also Read: Low Pressure-Induced Rainfall Triggers Flood-Like Situation In Odisha

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