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River Jalaka flows above danger mark at Mathani in Balasore

18/10/2021 at 11:25 AM

Balasore, Oct 18: Following incessant rainfall in the upper catchment area due to the low pressure, Jalaka River has crossed the danger mark at Mathani in Basta block of Odisha’s Balasore district.

As per the latest report, the river was flowing at the 6.02metre mark against the danger level of 5.50 meters.

Several panchayats of Basta and Sadar blocks are likely to be affected if the water level continues to rise.

People living on both sides of the river are in a state of panic apprehending floods with the increase in the flow in the river which could cause breaches in the embankments which are weak at certain places due to poor maintenance.

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