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Many villages still marooned

With the water level in major rivers in Northern Odisha receding on Thursday, a severe flood threat subsided but people in the riverside villages are still scared of a possible devastation as the weatherman predicted heavy rainfall in next 24 hours.

Published: 02nd August 2013 11:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2013 11:23 AM   |  A+A-

With the water level in major rivers in Northern Odisha receding on Thursday, a severe flood threat subsided but people in the riverside villages are still scared of a possible devastation as the weatherman predicted heavy rainfall in next 24 hours. So far three death cases have been reported from Mayurbhanj district while 20 villages were marooned in Balasore and Bhadrak districts. People in nearly 75 villages under two blocks each in Mayurbhanj and Bhadrak and five blocks in Balasore district have been affected where paddy crops in over 50,000 ha submerged. 

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