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Odisha Floods : Government asks Army and IAF help in rescue operations

17 July 2017, 12:51 | Darnell Patrick

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today has requested the Centre to provide four helicopters to intensify rescue and relief operations in Kalyansinghpur in Rayagada district where due to flash floods in Nagavali and Kalyani rivers two bridges have been washed away and several parts inundated in deep water.

The Chief Minister said while the situation is being closely monitored by senior officials, the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force, the Central Reserve Police Force and fire services units have been rushed to expedite rescue operations. In the district, four bridges were washed away and the Therubali-Singipur railway bridge was completely damaged in the flood.

"No efforts will be spared to ensure safety of people". He directed development commissioner and special relief commissioner to supervise the rescue and relief operations in affected areas.

There is a flash flood in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada in Rivers Nagavalli and Kalyani.

India Air Force helicopters are likely to reach at Rayagada this morning to intensify the rescue and relief operations.

The state government sought the help of the army and the Indian Air Force to evacuate the marooned villagers.

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Free kitchens have been set up in the affected areas and schools have been closed in Kalyansinghpur block of the badly-hit Rayagada district.

In the neighbouring Kalahandi district's Thuamul-Rampur block, cut off from the mainstream, a panchayat samiti member's husband died in a land slide caused by the heavy rains and flood.

Rayagada district collector is in charge of the situation.

Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Special Relief Commissioner and Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, (Disaster Management) has written to Air Headquarters for Deployment of IAF helicopters in flood affected Rayagada.

Several areas in adjoining Kalahandi district were also severely affected by the floods caused by incessant rains, disrupting road and rail communications, they said.

Keeping in view the flood situation, Odisha government has ordered for closure of all schools for the next three to four days while hostels of residential and ashram schools would remain open for students staying there. "We are hoping for intensity of the rains to reduce so that water level in the two rivers can recede", he said.



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