Odisha Govt asked Centre to provide 4 helicopters, 3 units of NDRF to deal with flash flood in Rayagada

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Govt asked Centre to provide 4 helicopters to air-drop relief materials, 3 units of NDRF to deal with flash flood in Rayagada district.
12 villages of Kalyansighpur and Rayagada affected, rail track between Therubali and Singapur washed away due to flash flood. ODRAF, fire personnel and CRPF engaged in relief and rescue operations, says SRC office.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed flash flood situations in Rayagada district at SRC office. The food packets will be dropped from air if required, said Special Relief Commissioner PK Mohapatra. Notably, road communication between Rayagada and Bhawanipatna has been disrupted as flood water is now flowing on the major road in the area which is now completely cut-off.
Due to heavy rain causing flood situation in Rayagada District of Odisha, Railway Bridge Number 585 between Theruvali & Singapur Road Railway Stations in Titilagarh-Rayagada Railway Section washed out.

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