Body of woman swept away in flash flood recovered, 4 still missing

Bhanjanagar: The body of a woman, who along with five others went missing after being swept away in flash flood in Adangi river in Ganjam district two days ago,was recovered by a team comprising police officials and local residents on Sunday.

The rescue team officials said that the body was recovered from a bush near the river almost two and half days of search operation.

It is pertinent to mention here that six persons including four of a family went missing after their house got swept away in flood waters following heavy rain triggered by very severe Cyclone ‘Titli’ in Bhutapankal village under Gajalbadi panchayat of the district.

Six persons including four of a family and two others had taken shelter on the roof of the house when the tragedy occurred.

“Due to heavy rainfall it was nearly impossible for police officials and other administrative personnel to enter the village by crossing the flooded river during the day of the incident. Presently, a JCB engaged in NHAI works has been pressed in service to carry out search operations,” said an official.

Earlier, body of a youth who went missing in the tragic mishap was recovered from nearby spot on October 12.