Cyclone Phailin: Rescue ops continue as thousands still stranded in floods

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 23:51

Zee Media Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Rescue operations continued for the third day on Wednesday even as thousands of people were stranded in floods in several parts of the state.

The worse-hit area was Balasore district in which rescue officials tried to reach people and provide them with food and other essentials.

Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Bhadrak districts were the worst affected districts after cyclone Phailin triggered massive floods in the state.

The rescue operations are being carried out by the Army, state police, National Disaster Response Force and Odisha Disaster Response Force.

Cyclone has caused massive destruction and damage worth crores in the state. However, loss of lives was heavily minimised.

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First Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 23:51

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