Rain Fury: At Least 17 Dead In 20 Districts In Odisha Floods

by Ankush Choubey Aug 31, 2020 • 01:58 PM Views 347

The flood situation in Odisha worsened after the Mahanadi river overflowed with 17 people dead in 20 districts and over 2 million people affected. According to the state government, a total of 112 blocks, 3,256 villages, 896 grampanchayats, 21 urban local bodies and 75 wards have been badly affected due to floods. The special relief commissioner Pradip Jena said a total of 45 medical and 42 veterinary, 14 NDRF, 17 ODRAF, 22 Fire Services teams and 254 boats have been deployed in the affected areas to rescue people.