Bhubaneswar: As many as 50 families have been marooned in floodwaters at Balughata new slum on Rourkela outskirts since last night.
According to reports, floodwater entered the slum area after water level in the Brahmani River swelled. Approach road of Hatibari-Bemata canal has been washed away in the flash floods. As a consequence, road communication between Baribeda-Bemata has been disrupted. Hundreds of vehicles have stranded at different places on the road.
The district administration has been urged to shift the affected families to a safer place and to provide relief to them.