The long-standing demand of Rayagada people for a daily fast passenger train from Rayagada to Visakhapatnam was fulfilled on Friday when Chief Station Manager SR Hembram flagged off the 12-compartment train. The train will leave Rayagada at 5 am and reach Visakhapatnam at 9 pm. Similarly, it will leave Visakhapatnam at 5 pm and reach Rayagada at 9 pm.
Diarrhoea Toll up to 10
The diarrhoea toll in Kashipur block touched 10 with the death of two more persons due to the disease. The deceased are Suna Majhi and Balasing Lohi of Sorisabada village under Odajhar panchayat.
Diarrhoea, which was first reported on August 19, has affected more than 100 people here and its adjacent areas.
As the disease has spread to remote areas, the patients are unable to get the required medical aid.
On receiving information, a team from health department has rushed to the village. Use of contaminated water has led to spread of the disease in several villages under Kodipari and Dangasil panchayats.