Bhubaneswar: As many as 130 labourers from Odisha have been stranded in flood-hit Ernakulam district of Kerala.
The workers, 60 of which hail from Puri, 30 from Cuttack and 40 from Phulbani, were working at a company in Ernakulam. They are reportedly stuck inside a house near a hill in Odapally due to flood.
Lack of food and water in the house has worsened the situation for them. Before their mobile phones ran out of batteries, they telephoned their family members and informed about the situation.
In a video sent by the victims, they requested the Odisha government to make arrangements for rescuing them.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has written to PH Kurian, Additional Chief Secretary, Disaster Management, Kerala requesting the latter to make necessary arrangement for providing support in terms of food, drinking water and other necessities to the flood affected people of Odisha.