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Jajpur: Fire Services personnel on Friday rescued a newborn along with five others who were marooned in floodwaters in Bari area of Jajpur district.

As per the reports, two families were stuck in their house after a flash flood in Brahmani river marooned them. The locals informed the nearby fire station in Bari following which the personnel sprang into action and rescued the families including a newborn.


Sources from the spot said, though an announcement regarding the impending flood was made through the public address system by the administration, not all people were aware of the warning. A breach in the embankment of Brahmani River near Kacheri under Bari block this morning trigged flooding in the area.

As per the latest information, all the six people including the baby are safe and they have been provided dry ration by the district administration.

The efforts of the fire personnel were lauded by all after the video was aired on various news channels.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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