NABARANGPUR:People of 20 villages in Nabarangpur district have been affected by heavy rains in the last four days. These villages are Ghatbasuli, Hardoli, Ghatchura, Alupadar, Ghatakusumi, Boripadar, Amalabhata, Kantasarguda, Ghatualiguda, Duglahandi, Podeiguda, Jagniguda, Khandibagdari, Bhataguda and Umergam of Kosagumuda block; Sirsi, Debraguda and Bhatiguda of Nabarangpur block and Junapani and Telatandi village of Chandahandi block.
According to preliminary reports received till Wednesday, 80 houses were damaged. In Tentulikhunti block, 30 houses were damaged, followed by 20 in Nanadahandi, 11 in Kosagumuda, seven in Nabarangpur, five each in Papadahandi and Chandahandi and one in Dabugam. A large number of roads have also been damaged due to the heavy rains and floods in the district.From Sunday to Tuesday, Dabugam block received 352 mm rainfall followed by Kosagumuda block which got 350 mm rains.
Relief sought for flood-hit
Sambalpur: Collector Samarth Verma on Wednesday appealed to individuals, organisations, associations, NGOs and clubs to support flood victims of Kalahandi and Koraput districts. People can donate clothes, blanket, dress for small children, rice, flour, biscuit, dry ration, candle, match boxes or cash. The materials will be collected till July 23 and dispatched to the administrations of the respective districts.