Bhubaneswar, August 16 (LocalWire): Low-pressure induced heavy rain over the past four days has triggered flood-like situation in low-lying areas of the state.
Malkangiri and Dhenkanal are among the worst affected districts, with the rivers in Malkangiri swelled beyond capacity.
Flood waters are flowing two-three meters above the Poteru bridge, according to reports.
A truck from Andhra Pradesh got swept away in the floodwater near Kankarkonda bridge in Malkangiri yesterday, while the locals managed to rescue the driver and helper.
Communication between Malkangiri and Jeypore and other parts of the district has been severely affected.
Kamakhyanagar and Bhuban area in Dhenkanal district have been inundated due to the heavy rainfall.
A bridge got washed away in Kamakhyanagar under the strong current, creating a 40-feet breach.
The Damasala bridge over river Brahmani has been inundated under four-five feet of heavy rain.