Premises of the Bonai sub-divisional hospital in Sundargarh were flooded after sudden spell of rain, causing inconvenience to patients and attendants. Patients availing treatment as well as their attendants were seen walking through the waterlogged corridors of the hospital.
Floods have robbed Balochistan of digital connectivity after almost cutting it off from the rest of Pakistan physically.
These days, patients receiving treatment on the verandah of Capital Hospital is common to find.
With more rains on card, flood victims of Bhogarai area in Balasore district are fending for themselves.
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As the last date for admissions into +2 courses near, there is an urgency seen among students to obtain their Matric certificates. However, amid the urgency some surprising visuals emerged from Kandhamal and Balasore where students were seen receiving their matric certificates on roads. Teachers in Maa Bhairavi school under Kandhamal’s Tudibandha block and Balasore’s Bhogarai were seen distributing matric certificates on road.
Meanwhile, farmers have requested the state government to waive off farm loans. Else, they have no other option but to commit suicide.
As it turns out, the teachers were forced to distribute certificates beside National Highway – 59 because parents of the students had locked the school protesting demand of money against certificates by then Head Mistress of the school.
Let’s not underestimate the power of flowing water, appealed Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena to the people today amid severe flood situation in some districts. SRC’s message came after several incidents of vehicles getting swept away in floodwater were reported. These visuals are from Balasore and Bhadrak which are reeling under severe floods.
The BJD-led government is in Opposition parties' crosshairs for its failure in providing 'pucca' houses to all.
As half of Odisha is battling the floods, at least five cases of snakebites have been reported, SRC Pradeep Jena informed.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara. Following the survey, CM Naveen Patnaik announced 15-day relief to flood-affected people; and also directed for damage assessment within 7 days of floodwaters receding, and extension of assistance within 15 days.
Even smart city Bhubaneswar could not escape flooding. Watch these visuals from Kantilo in Sundarpada on the outskirts of the capital city where floodwater has entered from Daya River.
Since Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar are likely to witness rains under the impact of depression, we are reducing water levels in the reservoirs in these districts, said SRC
As Odisha grapples with flood, Puri district has been among the worst hit districts. The district collector today conducted and on-field visit to take stock of the flood situation in affected areas.