Flood victims gherao block, Tehsil office for more relief

Kandhamal: The flood affected residents of Tumidibandha area in Kandhamal district on Wednesday gheraoed the local tehsil and block office demanding more relief. Resentment brewed among people after the administration which provided the relief material to the flood victims for last two days stopped providing dry food on Wednesday.

Hundreds of residents including women of Budhapad, Lainapada, Odiasahi, Bazar sahi, Kharipada and Madhiapada under Tumidibandha block led a procession culminating at the block and Tehsil office. Later, they staged a demonstration out side the office. However, the irate residents called off the stir after the district administration assured them of relief for four more days.