Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today stated as many as six persons have died due to rain-related mishaps so far. As per a situation report issued by the government, the human casualties have been assessed based on the preliminary report submitted by the district administrations.
Three persons were killed in Kendrapara district due to wall collapse while one in Khordha district due to drowning.
One each was killed in Ganjam district and Subarnapur district due to wall collapse.
The situation reports released at 8 PM today further mentioned one person each has been missing due to drowning in Nischintakoili Block of Cuttack district and Laxmi jore Nallah of Puintala Block of Balangir district.
The District Administrations have been carrying out detailed investigation on human casualties.
As many as 139 blocks have been affected due to incessant rains for past few days. While 4,964 villages were hit due to waterlogging, a total 33 ULBs have been affected following the heavy rain. Total 23,82,795 population have been affected and 7,540 houses damaged.
The State government deployed two ODRAF teams and one NDRF team in Balasore to carry out relief and rescue operations. In Bhadrak, one ODRAF team and one NDRF team were stationed while two ODRAF teams have been engaged in Kendrapara district.