Flash floods submerges several Odisha villages

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Heavy rainfall in the state was followed by flood fury with several places including Kalahandi districts being inundated causing that extensive damage to bridges, and snapping road and railway connectivity in several areas. "No effort will be spared to ensure the safety of the people, ' said Patnaik".

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.

Odisha is staring at a major flood this monsoon after over 520 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts flooded most parts of the two districts with one person dying in a landslide.

As per reports, almost 5,000 to 7,000 people have been affected by the flash floods as several parts are now submerged.

"There are flash floods in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada caused by the rivers Nagavalli and Kalyani", Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said after reviewing the flood situation at an emergency meeting held at the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).

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

The IAF was called since it is not possible to rescue people by boat. On the other hand, ODRAF and Odisha Fire Service, CRPF are in the spot and doing rescue and relief.

All schools of Kalyansinghpur Block will remain closed although water had started receding in Nagabali as rains stopped by Sunday afternoon.

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.

Sethi said that the Collector of Rayagada has been instructed to provide emergent food assistance to the affected people for seven days.

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