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Home Secretary assesses damage in flood-hit Rayagada district

Rayagada27/7/17:: Home secretary Asit Tripathytoday visited Rayagada district to take stock of the damage caused due to the recent flood and assessed the damages in worst affected Kalyansinghpur block.

The flood was caused after the hanging bridge at Binispur caved in due to increase in the water level in Nagabali and Kalyani rivers.

The entire block is now cut off from the rest of the world as roads have been washed away at many places and there is no electricity or phone connectivity due to the floods.

The Additional Chief Secretary assessed the damages a day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assigned him and two other senior IAS officers to take stock of three flood-hit districts -Rayagada, Jajpur and Bhadrak.

Besides Tripathy, Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan and Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Environment, Suresh Chandra Mohapatra were assigned to visit Jajpur and Bhadrak district respectively to assess the damage due to the recent flood.

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