Kalahandi;17/7/17:(ONT Bureau )
Due to heavy rain in Thuamulrampur, Kalampur, Koksara and Jaipatna Blocks, floods occurred in river Hati and Tel. More than 10,500 people in ten villages of seven Blocks have been affected by this flash flood. Two persons have lost their lives i.e., one due to landslide and other due to drowning in flood water. Three persons namely Sanya Sahu (55), Chanchala Sahu (22), Sabita Sahu (7) have been injured and admitted into CHC Kasipur. Free kitchen services have been provided to 384 persons. Two ODRAF teams have been deployed. 17 persons have been rescued at village Taratikili of Bhawanipatna block. All schools of the district have been closed. 3 Mobile Veterinary Teams have been deployed in the affected areas. Extensive damage has occurred to PWD and other roads.
In the meantime, the flood situation has improved as flood water has significantly receded in both Rayagada and Kalahandi districts. All PWD roads have opened to traffic. The administration has geared up for the relief measures. After abatement of flood, immediate steps shall be taken for assessment of damages and payment of admissible assistances to the affected people/ families.