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Odisha requests Kerala to provide help to stranded Odias

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today requested the Kerala government to provide necessary help for as many as 69 stranded Odia people in various areas of the flood-ravaged state.

The Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Odisha government wrote a letter to the Kerala Relief Commissioner urging to provide assistance for the Odia people.

The letter has been sent to the Kerala govt after the Odisha government received calls for help at the state emergency operation centre at the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) office here.

“It is requested to kindly make necessary arrangements for providing necessary support in terms of food, drinking water and other necessities to these people,” said Shyamal Kumar Das, officer on special duty of Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Department.

Earlier, the State government had sent a list of 187 persons who have been trapped in the recent floods in Kerala.

Notably, the Odisha government has set up a 24-hour helpline — 1070 and 0674-2534177 — at the SRC office to coordinate help for the flood-affected people in Kerala.

The government has also sent a team of 240 fire services personnel along with 75 power boats to flood-ravaged Kerala to carry out rescue operations.