BARIPADA: Incessant rain since Saturday has thrown life out of gear in some parts of Mayurbhanj district.Rain water has inundated farm lands and low lying areas in 16 villages due to heavy rain in catchment of Gibgahar river flowing through Barasahi block. Villages like Manatri, Kundisahi, Adidiha, Kunchibania, Unchadihi, Seemilisahi, Agria, Dumuria, Jadida, Narangaon, Palapatana, Bhurudia, Salagaon, Dengua, Mangalpur, Mankadakenda and Beguniabani have been worst-hit. Roads in these villages will be submerged if rain continues for next 24 hours.
Official sources said river Budhabalanga is flowing below the red mark.A bridge at Jaldiha village under Bautibedha panchayat of Bisoi block has collapsed and communication cut off between Jaldhi and Hijili.
Many areas under Baripada Municipality were water-logged due to overflowing Jarali and Sarali rivers that flow through the town.District Emergency Officer Dayasindhu Parida said as of now, there is no flood threat in Mayurbhanj as all the rivers are flowing below the red mark.Mayurbhanj Collector Surendra Kumar Meena visited Barasahi block to review the situation.