Incessant rain lashes Odisha; Schools closed for two days in 8 districts

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has thrown out of gear in many parts of Odisha since last two days  following incessant rain triggered by a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal.

At least two persons have died and several others sustained injury after wall in their respective houses collapsed following the incessant rains in different places in the state.

Most part of northern and coastal Odisha including the State capital Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are reeling under water-logging. Situation is critical in Ganjam and Gajapati districts due to incessant rain.

The State government declared the closure of all schools and Anganwadi centres for two days in eight districts and asked the teachers and staff to remain present at the institutes for an emergency.

The district collectors of Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Puri, Khordha and Jajpur declared holidays in all the schools and Anganwadi centres.

The regional meteorological centre here issued red, orange and yellow warnings for the coastal and southern districts of the state till October 26.

Rail services has also been affected due to incessant rain and subsequent water-logging on railway tracks.

The district collectors have been asked to remain alert to take all possible measures to meet the situation arising out of the heavy rain.

 

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