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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17:

Rain water flooded Garage Chhak area, including Kedargouri apartment, in Odisha capital this morning as a nearby canal breached due to incessant rainfall.

canal breach

The low lying areas of Garage Chhak have been marooned following the breach, sources said.

Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and local MLA and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda reached the spot and took stock of the situation.

“The Drainage division of the Irrigation Department had constricted a retaining wall. Due to excess water flow, the retaining wall of the canal breached. The water has been diverted to rain no. 1. We will construct the wall once water is diverted,” said Jena.