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Odisha: Heavy Rains Trigger Flood-Like Situation In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Heavy rains have created a flood-like situation in several parts of the district from the past few days. Malkangiri is witnessing incessant rainfall as a result of which bridges at Potteru Kanyashram, Kangarukonda, MV-90 and MV-96 are overflowing.

Road communication between Malkangiri and Balimela towns was disrupted following heavy rains since Saturday night. The incessant downpour inundated the low-lying bridge near Tarlakota in MV-37 which is a busy route between the two towns. In MV-96 the Kangurukonda bridge has been affected.

Rainwater was flowing two feet over the bridges leading to complete disruption of communication, reports stated. Hundreds of vehicles and people were stranded on both sides of the bridge as there were no signs of water level decreasing.

The district administration stated that the situation is being monitored. The police and Fire Services teams have been deployed to attend to exigencies.

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