Heavy rain for last few days has wreaked havoc in rural areas of three panchayats under Kuanrmunda block in Sundargarh district. They continue to remain cut-off as roads have been at various points.
The road diversion at Dulhapur village of Andali gram panchayat has been washed away by flood water of Dulhapur water stream.
Birmitrapur Tehsildar Gopala Krishnan said vehicular communication on Dulhapur road was partially restored on Wednesday evening. Rachakani, Dalki, Kumendra and Bheselbadi villages under Majhapara and Dalki panchayats, close to Odisha-Jharkhand border, are still cut-off as flood water from river Sankh washed away Salangabahal-Kulmendra road. He said around 1,400 villagers have been affected. Using power boats, officials of the district administration provided medicines and relief items to the affected villagers. Former block vice-president Shyam Sundargarh Sahu said around 5,000 people have been affected due to disruption in road communication to various villages.
Zilla Parishad member of Kuanrmunda Ivy Pyari Bodra said three days back, Pratappur-Bandhtoli road at Pratappur Panchayat was washed away.