16 killed in Orissa floodsSeptember 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy rains over the past week and huge discharge of water from Hirakud dam have killed at least 16 people in Orissa and displaced thousands, an official said Sunday.
There were reports of six people being swept away in Nayagarh and Bargarh districts but their dead bodies were yet to be found.
The situation continued to be grim in several places of the affected 19 of the state’s 30 districts, forcing the authorities to press into service three helicopters Sunday to drop food packets.
Special Relief Commissioner P.K. Mohapatra told IANS two naval helicopters and another chopper used in anti-Maoist operations dropped food packets in Puri district.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Surya Narayan Patro and senior state officials conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas.
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