Jajpur, August 17: The embankment of the Baitarani River has been reportedly caved in at Balarampur village under the Dasarathpur Block limit in Jajpur district on Thursday.
The washout of at least 50 feet long embankment has triggered panic in the low-lying areas of the district.
Sources said the embankment of the Baitarani River was found caved in due to the thrust of the floodwater. A greater portion of the embankment built near the Balarampur for the safeguard of the Dasarathpur area collapsed all of a sudden and the concreted structure swept away into the river.
Following the incident, locals alleged of substandard work undertaken by the executing agency.