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Low depression results in heavy rainfall, flood situation in Kalahandi, Nabrangpur, Koraput

Kalahandi, September 16: Low pressure induced heavy rains have continued to batter Odisha's Kalahandi district since Tuesday night resulting in grim flood situation here.

Above five feet water is flowing above the bridge on river Hati near Junagadh on the National Highway 26 which has disrupted lifeline.

Flood waters have inundated several villages in Koksara, Dharamgarh and Junagadh blocks of the district while acres of farm land is under water.

With Rajamund dam being swept away, 500 acres of farm land have been inundated while floods have entered homes in Talagaon and Kantharpada.

Flood affected people have been shifted to school buildings for safety. Similarly, with flood water flowing in the Haler nullah between Dharmagarh and Junagadh, road connectivity between these places remains severed.

Five villages of Biripur, Matikhala, Dampada, Balichada and Karmeli under Kalampur block remain water-logged. Fire brigade personnel are rescuing villagers trapped in their houses in these villages.

Meanwhile, flood water was also flowing over danger mark in Bansadhara river near Kashinagar in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district.

Similarly, three feet flood water was flowing over the Dabugaon bridge affecting road communication between Umerkote in Nabarangpur district and Jeypore in Koraput.

Flood water is also flowing over the Parua bridge disrupting communication in between Raighar and Umerkote.

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