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Flood Water Enters Balasore Town

Published: 22nd July 2014 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2014 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

Manikhamb-area

BALASORE: Water level of three major rivers - Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga and Jalaka - continued to rise on Monday, prompting district administration of Balasore and Mayurbhanj to issue a flood alert.

According to reports, one person was swept away in Sono river near Mahisasuri bridge in Udala area of Mayurbhanj district while another person was rescued. Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga and Kansabansa rivers are in spate and Jalaka was flowing above the danger level. Water level was at 6.20 metre mark against the red mark of 5.5 metre.

Balasore town was flooded due to record rainfall in the last 24 hours. Traffic was disrupted at Azimabad and Nuasahi for hours together as rainwater was flowing three feet above the road. Houses of Harihar Das and Malati Behera in Mathasahi collapsed though their families escaped narrowly. A culvert caved in Manikhamb area disrupting vehicular movement.

Sources said the district has received a total of 2195.4 mm rainfall. Baliapal block recorded 280 mm, highest in the district, followed by Soro 250 mm, Khaira 245 mm, Balasore town 240 mm, Simulia 180 mm and Oupada 165 mm.



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