Rains cause floods in Orissa; death toll rises to 33
BHUBANESWAR: Five more persons died on Sunday in the torrential rains in Orissa taking the toll to 33, even as heavy downpour due to a fresh low
pressure over the sea triggered floods in many parts of the state.
While two persons were swept away in Rana river in Banki area of Cuttack district, two others, including a woman, were killed in lightning in Kendrapara district, official sources said.
A young girl was killed in Kabisuryanagar area of Ganjam district when a tree fell on her during rain and storm.
Mahanadi, Bansadhara, Rushikulya and Hati rivers inundated many areas and disrupted road communication in Sambalpur, Balangir, Gajapati and Kalahandi districts, the sources said.
Several districts, including Ganjam, Gajapati, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Puri, were hit by heavy rains since last night inundating vast low lying areas and throwing life out of gear, the sources said.
Met department said the rainfall recorded at Krushnaprasad since last evening was 28 cm, while it was 26 cm at Khandapara, 19 cm at Puri, 17 cm at Narsinghpur, 16 cm at Daspalla, 15 cm at Kendrapara and 11 cm in Puri.