34 Dead, 10 Lakh affected due to flood in Odisha.

odisha1About 10 Lakh people in more than 1500 villages in Odisha affected as flood waters engulfed vast areas of the delta region of Mahanadi. The death toll rises to 34 as most of the casualties occurred due to drowning and wall collapse.
P K Mahopatra, SRC, informed media that though river Mahanadi is flowing above danger mark at several places, there is no threat of substantial damage as the water flow into Hirakud reservoir has come down.
The chief engineer of Hirakud dam, Biswajit Mohanty informed that the level in Hirakud reservoir stood at 628.08 ft as against its full capacity of 630 ft and 50 of the 64 sluice gates were opened for discharge of excess water.
Three gates of reservoir has been decided to close at first and subsequently more gates after reviewing the situation, said Mr. Mohanty. About 1.11 Lakh people have been evacuated from the low lying areas and about 240 kitchens are serving them cooked food free.

Medaram Jathara

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