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IAF Choppers Rushed To Flood-hit Odisha; Govt Seeks Army, Navy Aid

IAF Choppers Rushed To Flood-hit Odisha; Govt Seeks Army, Navy Aid

"With prompt response we have been able to rescue most people affected by flash floods in Nagabali and Kalyani rivers in Raygada district", tweeted Mr Patnaik. The State government has also sought assistance of Indian Air Force for rescue operation and airdropping of relief material in the affected areas.

Floodwater entered block headquarter town of Kalayansinghpur in Rayagada district forcing many inhabitants to take shelter in the first floor and roof.

Earlier on Sunday, several areas in Kalahandi district were severely affected by the floods caused by heavy rains, disrupting road and rail communications. He directed development commissioner and special relief commissioner to supervise the rescue and relief operations in affected areas.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed flash flood situations in Rayagada district at SRC office.

The district administration of Rayagada has declared closure of schools and colleges for three days in Kalyansinghpur block in view of the flood.

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The Odisha government on Sunday asked the help of the army and the air force personnel to rescue the marooned persons and urged the Centre to provide four helicopters for the rescue operations.

A road link between Rayagada and Bhawanipatna has been snapped as flood water is flowing on a major road. Kalahandi District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik said one person from Thuamul Rampur block has died.

An East Coast Railway (ECoR) official said the flash floods have affected train services in the Rayagada-Titlagarh railway section as Railway bridge No 585 between Theruvali and Singapur Road Railway stations was washed away.

As incessant rains continued in Odisha for the second day, the National Highway 26 was blocked on Monday due to the flood situation in Kalahandi district.

The system is likely to further intensify into depression, causing heavy rain in several parts of the state, he added.


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