Flood situation grim in Aul; several villages inundated

Flood situation grim in Aul; several villages inundated

Jajpur (Odisha) [India], July 30: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday visited the flood affected area in Odisha's Jajpur district.

Almost 68,000 people have taken shelter in 221 relief camps set up in the flood-hit districts, he said, adding that the past few days, the upper catchment areas have received little rainfall.

Special relief commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said, the district collectors of Jajpur and Kendrapara have been asked to remain on alert as the flood water released from the Rengali dam could hit the areas by this evening. As the water level of Brahmani river at Jenapur rose to 22.60 meters against the danger level of 23 meters and is still rising, the administration has launched rescue and relief operation in Jajpur, Kendrapara and Dhenkanal districts, the SRC office said.

According to reports from Jajpur district, three persons - Kusa Pradhan of village Khairadiha, Sonu Dalai of Badasulidiha and Ranjit Mallick of Makeipur - lost their lives in the flash flood in the district, an official statement said.

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Meanwhile, the Odisha government evacuated about 6,000 people after an embankment of Brahmani River breached in Jajpur district.

About 1,600 people have been evacuated to safe shelters at eight places, while many others in the inundated areas have taken shelter in the houses of their neighbourers, a senior official said.

18 villages of Kaniha block of Angul district and five villages of Bhuban and Gondia Block of Dhenkanal district have also been affected by the flood in River Brahmani.

Minister Pradhan talked to people and inquired about their problem. The District Collector and Sub Collector are on the spot monitoring the evacuation operation of about 5000 to 6000 people. Permanent restoration will start in December and will be completed before March next year.

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